Alan Alda Breaks His Silence To Share Heart Breaking News. He Needs Prayers
Sep 14th, 2018
Alan is confident in himself, and we should all be with him.
Alan Alda is one of those actors who seems to have been around for a really long time, and that is because he actually has. He got an Emmy award for his role on M.A.S.H., and he has spent decades in Hollywood.
One of Alan’s most memorable roles is Hawkeye Pierce, a combat doctor on M.A.S.H., which set in the Korean War. He had a way of acting that made him really enjoyable to watch, and that was is trick right there.
However, while inn a recent interview, he disclosed that he received some disturbing news concerning his health.
3 ½ years ago, Alan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
“I want to talk about this in public because I was diagnosed three and a half years ago and I’ve enjoyed a good life even since then I’ve acted, I’ve delivered speeches, and I even help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science. I started a new podcast as well,” he said after revealing his condition.
“I also noticed that I had been on television a lot of interviews in the past few weeks talking about the podcast I started. In some shots, I could see my hand twitching, and I just thought that it won’t be long before someone does a story from a sad perspective. This is not where I am, so I decided to reveal it by myself”
Alan wanted to be the one to break the news. He also wanted people to understand that even though he now has a health condition to worry about he is still pretty much the same person. He doesn’t want people to get sad for him, but he also said that he was the one to ask for the scan.
“I requested the scan because I thought I had it. Read somewhere that there’s a probability that there will be an early symptom when nothing else shows if you are able to act you dreams out. I remember having a dream that I was being attacked by someone and I threw a sack of potatoes at them, but all I was doing was throw a pillow at my own wife”
Although no other symptoms showed at the time, he said he still wanted to get the scan. He understands the fact that he was lucky because the symptoms haven’t become severe yet. He might twitch a bit on some occasions, but he says he’s started taking some lessons in boxing and his life is pretty busy.
“It is very common for all of us to go to the first bad thought that we get. However, this disease is a different experience for everyone who get diagnosed with it”
While each day is different, this actor says that he can still do stuff that will help him cope.
“I look at it as a puzzle that needs to be solved. I enjoy puzzles. What do I have to do to live a regular life? You just find a way to live.”
Alan has said that he’ll like to use his position to help people understand more about Parkinson’s disease. The most difficult part might have been keeping the whole condition a secret, but Alan was always worried about his twitch becoming too noticeable in movies.
He’s trying to stay positive, too. When the interviewer said that Parkinson’s has affected about a million people, he said, “I might have joined a frat”