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Alan Alda shows he has Parkinson's



Important Events

  • Alda said he was diagnosed over three years ago
  • He had "a lifetime"
The "M * A * S * H" star appeared on "CBS This Morning "and said he was diagnosed three and a half years ago.

"I've had a full life ever since," he said. "I acted, I lectured, I help out at the Alda Science Communications Center in Stony Brook, I started this new podcast."

Alda, 82, said he'll go public now because he's doing great Deal of Press lately for his new podcast, "Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda" and he noticed something in the video of himself ,

"I could see my thumb twitch in a few shots and I thought it's probably only a matter of time before someone sadly writes a story about it, but that's not where I am," he said.

Reports of death give rise to concern for Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a "progressive nervous system disorder" that primarily affects a patient's movement.
What is Parkinson?

It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time.

Alda is best known for his role as army captain Hawkeye Pierce in the successful CBS series "M * A * S * H" ran from 1

972 to 1983.

He was also host of the PBS series "Scientific American Frontiers ". In 2005, Alda was nominated for his role in "The Aviator" for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.


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