Buzzing: Alan Alda has Parkinson's disease

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Alan Alda has Parkinson's disease

Alan Alda does not want someone to break the story that he is afflicted with Parkinson's disease, triggering sympathy from fans.

On CBS show This Morning on Tuesday, the actor, 82, came clean himself, saying: "The reason I want to talk about it in public is that I was diagnosed 31/2 years ago and I've had a full life since."

Alda, who made his name in TV series M*A*S*H (1972-1983), reassured people that they did not have to be fearful after a diagnosis. He boxes three times a week, plays tennis and marches to music.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe