Shaken by the heart crisis close pal ROBIN WILLIAMS suffered, TOM HANKS just took a radical get-healthy step – hiring a personal chef after docs warned him that his habit of beefing up, then slimming down for movie roles puts an ungodly strain on the ticker.
Said a friend: “Tom’s new chef traveled with him on the ‘Angels & Demons’ press junket. Robin’s heart surgery really drove the point home to Tom that if he wants to enjoy middle age, he’d better start taking care of himself.
At home and on the road, his full-time meal maestro cooks steamed or broiled chicken, fish and loads of vegetables. Tom’s favorite cookie-dough ice cream is now a no-no, but he loves a special yogurt, blueberries and cream dessert his chef whips up.”