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Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

New health battle for 82-year-old 'MASH' star!

Alan Alda has gone public with being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease — as the “MASH” star joins celebrities including Neil Diamond and Michael J. Fox in battling the progressive disorder of the nervous system. “I was diagnosed three and a half years ago,” Alan told “CBS This Morning” — adding: “I’ve had a full life since then. I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook.” And while Parkinson’s can lead to debilitating nerve damage and dementia, Alan’s assuring his fans that his only real symptom has been a bothersome “thumb twitch.”