Tom Hanks reveals Type 2 diabetes
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks has stunned fans by revealing on a United States (US) late-night talk show that he's living with Type 2 diabetes.
Hanks, 57, was promoting his new movie Captain Phillips - about the capture of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates - when he made the surprise disclosure on CBS television's Late Night With David Letterman on Monday.
"I went to the doctor and he said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated. You've got type 2 diabetes, young man'," the film star said.
Hanks, who won best-actor Oscars for Philadelphia in 1994 and Forrest Gump in 1995, has often changed his weight for the roles he plays, bulking up for A League Of Their Own in 1992 then shedding the pounds for Cast Away in 2000.