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'M*A*S*H' Actor Alan Ada Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis At 82

Alan Ada Reveals Parkinsons Diagnosis 82
Source: The View

Jul. 31 2018, Published 12:17 p.m. ET

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The Longest Ride star Alan Ada just revealed a shocking bombshell about his health. This Tuesday on CBS This Morning, the actor admitted he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease three and a half years ago.

Ada, 82, said that while some people may see his condition as sad, he has been living a great life ever since his diagnosis.

"I've had a full life since then," he said. "I've acted, I've given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook. I started this new podcast."

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"I noticed that—I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast—and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots and I thought, it's probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that's not where I am," he continued, saying that he wanted to make his announcement before anyone decided to twist his reality into a negative story.

As readers know, Ada has won at least 18 awards over the course of his career. He is best known for his roles in M*A*S*H and The West Wing.

Today, he is focused on teaching acting techniques to scientists and business owners, in order to help them connect better with their audiences.

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