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‘M*A*S*H’ Actor Alan Alda Says He Has Parkinson’s Disease

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posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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Sad news from Alan Alda, he was diagnosed with the disease 3 1/2 years ago. He is 82.


Actor Alan Alda revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

The 82-year-old, who’s best known for his role as Army Capt. “Hawkeye” Pierce in the TV series “M*A*S*H,” shared the news on CBS, saying he was diagnosed three and a half years ago but only decided now to go public about it after seeing some of the disease’s physical effects progress.www.huffingtonpost.com...


Still very active and says he has acted since his diagnosis.


“In the very beginning to be immobilized by fear and to think the worst thing has happened to you, it hasn’t happened to you. You still have things you can do,” he said, going on to share that today he takes boxing lessons several times each week and plays singles tennis.

“Mostly everybody is different and each day is different from the next. One day you wake up and think, oh, it’s over, it’s gone, the next day it’s back and a little worse,” he said.




posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: atsgrounded

I used to watch M.A.S.H with my Dad in the 80's. It was a great series and Alan Alda endeared himself to much of the UK. Sad to hear but great to hear he's still fighting. 82 ain't a bad old age.
edit on 31/7/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: Correction



posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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Loved that guy, until he went all outspoken progressive.



posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
Loved that guy, until he went all outspoken progressive.


You don't like people with a different opinion? Or am I missing something here?



posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Yes you are.
They are ok at first, but after the syndrome developes, they are worthless as a cadaver



posted on Jul, 31 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Wow. Harsh. MASH is sacred ground and so is Alan Alda-politics aside.



posted on Aug, 1 2018 @ 12:11 AM
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Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
So this is all I have to say

Suicide is painless (suicide)
It brings on many changes (changes)
And I can take or leave it if I please

The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger
Watch it grin

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

A brave man once requested me
To answer questions that are key
Is it to be or not to be
And I replied oh why ask me?

Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please

And you can do the same thing if you please



posted on Aug, 1 2018 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: visitedbythem

Wow. Harsh. MASH is sacred ground and so is Alan Alda-politics aside.


Yes it is, and Alan should have recognized that before he spewed his progressive idiology



posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 05:06 AM
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Love M*A*S*H! i can watch it as easy as I do seinfeld...

hopefully, after I spend my retirement walking europe with a metal detector.. I wind up in a home with a TV and endless M*A*SH! in front of me.. i think, id probably pass away watching it and morph my afterlife into an endless episode...

Alan Alda is what made the show... I hope he has a happy and peaceful twilight of his life!

'' Ladies and gentleman, that is the sound of peace! "
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