“Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, who most of us know as “Spock”, has revealed that he is suffering from a lung disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The 82-year-old actor, who was a previous smoker, was seen in a wheelchair in New York in January.
Nimoy took to Twitter on his diagnosis, writing, “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP (Long Live and Prosper)”.
I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 30, 2014
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease makes it increasingly difficult to breathe, usually caused by smoking cigarettes.
Leonard Nimoy has still managed to keep busy with work over the past few years. He played Dr. William Bell on the thriller “Fringe” in 2012.
He retired from attending Star Trek conventions in 2011, but continues to reach out to his fans. He made a cameo in the film “Star Trek Into Darkness” last year.
He was even urging his supporters to tune into a forthcoming marathon of shows being shown next month. He said, “Trek Fest coming to EPIX on 2/16. I’ll be there. Join me.”
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