Tom Hanks Reveals Terrible Health Disease, Explains How He Got It

September 12, 2017Sep 12, 2017

One of Hollywood’s biggest stars has revealed he is living with a terrible health condition. Recently, Tom Hanks opened up about living with type 2 diabetes.

“I was heavy. You've seen me in movies, you know what I looked like," Hanks said. "I was a total idiot."

“I’m part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady,” he told Radio Times.

For those who have seen Tom’s many movies, they have also seen his weight fluctuate. For certain roles, Tom had to gain and lose a lot of fat and muscle, depending on the role.

Roles in movies including "Castaway" and "Philadelphia," where the actor had to lose and gain large amounts of weight may have been related to the diagnosis, he said at the time, according to one report.

Luckily, Hanks says there is a potential fix for this problem. He said his doctor told him he will not have type 2 diabetes anymore if he can lose some weight and hit his target goal. However, Hanks isn’t very optimistic.

"Well, I'm going to have type 2 diabetes then, because there is no way I can weigh [what I weighed] in high school," he said with a laugh.

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