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Tom Hanks revealed that he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2013, but now he's looking back on his life and habits and realizing what led him to receive that medical news.
In a new interview with the Radio Times, the Oscar-winning actor, 59, says he should have taken better care of himself when he was younger. "I'm part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady," he shares. "I was heavy. You've seen me in movies. You know what I looked like. I was a total idiot."
The Bridge of Spies star said he would try to keep a grip on his diet by making slight alterations to his meals, but it eventually turned out that it wouldn't be enough. "I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers," he explains. "Well, it takes a little bit more than that."
But he won't be brought down by his diagnosis. Hanks is staying positive about his medical malady. "My doctor says if I can hit a target weight, I will not have Type 2 diabetes anymore," he says.