In a way, TOM HANKS having Type 2 diabetes made him even MORE lovable, because it reinforced his “regular guy-ness”. And like everyone else, he’s now cursing himself for letting it happen.
In a new interview, he said, quote, “I’m part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady. I was heavy . . . I was a total idiot.”
“I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers. Well, it takes a little bit more than that.”
But it’s not all bad news. His doctor gave him a target weight to hit, and if he does, he won’t have diabetes anymore.
Tom is 59. He revealed that he was diabetic on “Letterman” in 2013.