Tom Hanks Revealed He Has Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Hanks Revealed He Has Type 2 DiabetesImage via CBS Television Studios

Last night Tom Hanks appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote Captain Phillips, and made a surprising health revelation: he has Type 2 diabetes.

He told Letterman: "My doctor said 'If you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school you will essentially be completely healthy and will not have Type 2 diabetes' and I said, 'Well, I'm gonna have Type 2 diabetes cause there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school.'" Hanks' weight in high school: 96 pounds.

Doctors have theorized that Hanks' frequent dramatic weight changes for various roles (he lost 55 pounds for Castaway) probably contributed to the diagnosis, but as long as he watches his diet and exercises regularly, he should be fine. 

Captain Phillips debuts this Friday.

[via CBS News]

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