“Alan Alda, the veteran actor and six-time Emmy award-winner, announced Tuesday that he has Parkinson’s disease.
“Alda — who starred in the long-running series “M.A.S.H.” as beloved combat doctor Hawkeye Pierce — said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015.
“Parkinson’s is a long-term, neurodegenerative disease that results in movement-related problems, commonly referred to as “motor” functions. Symptoms can include impaired balance and coordination, slurred speech and difficulty walking.
“Alda said he has none of the more severe symptoms many people diagnosed with the disease are coping with daily.”
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