Tom Hanks Blames Himself For Disease He Is Dealing With, Says He 'Was An Idiot'

Tom Hanks says he is an “idiot” for contracting diabetes. He’s taking responsibility for his diagnosis, according to the Independent, and chalking it up to his poor eating habits and weight gain.

"I'm part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady," Hanks told the Radio Times. "I was heavy. You've seen me in movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot."

Hanks was told in 2013 that he had Type 2 diabetes, and that his fluctuating weight in films like Castaway and Philadelphia may be related to his diagnosis.

"I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers," Hanks said. "Well, it takes a little bit more than that."

Hanks said he could reverse his diagnosis if he reaches a target weight set by his doctor.

There are several types of diabetes, which are more common in older obese people. Type 2 diabetes, if uncared for, can lead to blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputation.

Source: Independent

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