Actor Alan Alda Reveals His Parkinson’s Diagnosis: ‘It’s like a puzzle to be solved’

Posted by Allison Boiles

Alan Alda_1Today, during an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Alan Alda revealed he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than three years. Alda decided to disclose his disease publicly now because he wanted to ensure he told his own story before it was misreported:

“I was diagnosed three and a half years ago. And I’ve had a full life since then. I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook. I started this new podcast. And I noticed that — I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast — and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots and I thought, it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that’s not where I am.”

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