Tom Hanks Reveals He’s Living With Horrible Disease, Blames Himself

Actor Tom Hanks has spoken out about his diabetes diagnosis stating that he is solely responsible for acquiring the illness.

The Hollywood veteran said he was once an “idiot” with his eating habits that he attributed to the American diet.

“I’m part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady,” he told Radio Times.

Roles in movies including “Castaway” and “Philadelphia,” where the actor had to lose and gain large amounts of weight may have been related to the diagnosis, he said at the time.

“I was heavy. You’ve seen me in movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot,” says Hanks.

Hanks has admitted to trying in vain to be healthier, but ultimately failing.

On the bright side, Hanks’ doctor told the Oscar-winner that his diagnosis could be reversed if he reaches his target weight, according to The Independent.

“My doctor says if I can hit a target weight, I will not have Type 2 diabetes anymore,” he said.

“Well, I’m going to have Type 2 diabetes then, because there is no way I can weigh [what I weighed] in high school,” he told David Letterman in 2013

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