Appearing to promote his new film “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks revealed to David Letterman Monday night that’s he’s suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
“I went to the doctor and he said, ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36?,’” the 57-year-old said on “Late Show With David Letterman.” “‘Well, you graduated! You’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man.’”
“My doctor said, ‘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, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes. Because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school,’” the actor joked, adding that he weighed 96-pounds in high school.
Mr. Hanks said his condition is under control as long as he watches his weight, the New York Post reported.