Actor Alan Alda, who is best know for playing Capt. Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce on the hit TV series M*A*S*H, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
On American morning TV show CBS This Morning, he explained that he has decided to make his diagnosis public to reassure those living with the condition that they can still be active and live a fulfilling life.
"The thing I want folks to know, and this is not to short change people who are suffering with really bad symptoms, but in the very beginning to be immobilised by fear and think the worst thing has happened to you, it hasn’t happened to you, there are still things you can do."
He said that he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder three-and-a-half years ago.