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Tom Hanks Reveals He Has Type 2 Diabetes

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Acting may have led Tom Hanks to his Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis. 

The actor sat down with David Letterman for "The Late Show" on Monday, where he opened up about his health scare -- telling the talk show host that he's decided to just live with it. 



"My doctor said, 'Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy. You will not have Type 2 diabetes.' And then I said to her, 'Well, then, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school,'" he said on the show. 

Hanks also revealed that he weighed just a mere 96 lbs back when he was a teen -- which Tom believes is impossible, now at 57 years old.

CBS reports that the drastic changes in his weight for work may have predisposed him to the disease.

Remember, Hanks has gained and lost weight for various roles. When he portrayed baseball coach Jimmy Dugan in "A League of their Own" he put on 30 lbs -- and famously went from 225 lbs to 170 lbs to play Chuck Noland in "Cast Away." 

The Oscar winner does seem in great spirits now though, and with proper diet and exercise the disease can be easily managed. 

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