Tom Hanks has diabetes: ‘It’s controllable’

October 8, 2013
Tom Hanks at a Newseum screening of "Captain Phillips" in Washington last week. (Alex Brandon / AP)
Tom Hanks at a Newseum screening of “Captain Phillips” in Washington last week. (Alex Brandon / AP)

 

“My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy — will not have Type 2 diabetes.’ And I said to her, ‘Well, I’m gonna have type 2 diabetes!’. . . I weighed 96 pounds in high school!”

– Tom Hanks revealing his recent diagnosis to David Letterman on Monday night’s “Late Show.” The slimmed-down actor, 57, noted that the disease “is controllable.” And besides, “something’s gonna kill us all, Dave.”

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