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Tom Hanks Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis On Letterman

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Actor Tom Hanks attends the opening night gala world premiere of 'Captain Phillips' during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Actor Tom Hanks attends the opening night gala world premiere of ‘Captain Phillips’ during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS News) — Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks announced on Monday that he is living with Type 2 diabetes on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Hanks was on the show to talk about his latest film, “Captain Phillips,” but right off the bat the actor began the conversation with an unexpected announcement.

“I went to the doctor and he said ‘You know those high blood sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated. You’ve got type 2 diabetes, young man,'” said Hanks.

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