Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Illness Rumor Confirmed | Fanboys Anonymous

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Illness Rumor Confirmed

Posted by Dan Ashley Saturday, February 1, 2014
Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy addressed rumors over concerns for his health this Wednesday after he was seen being escorted through a New York airport earlier in the week!

Original Star Trek Mr Spock Leonard Nimoy diagnosed with COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The 82-year-old, best known for his role as Mr. Spock in one of the longest enduring and most popular shows ever committed to television and film, confirmed on Twitter: "I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD" and then went on to encourage others to quit, too.

This potentially life-threatening illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—notoriously caused by long-term smoking—is a debilitating disease that progresses over time, making breathing gradually more and more difficult with age. Symptoms are mainly productive coughing (phlegm) with chest pain and a sensation of tightening in the chest, wheezing, and breathlessness. However, it can also be caused by long-term exposure to pollution, chemicals, and dust.

Never having really retired from the business, Nimoy only stopped attending conventions in 2011 but still continues to contribute when he can, making him one of Hollywood's most committed stars, considering he's been in the acting business since 1951.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel

We wish you all the best, Mr. Nimoy, and hope you'll be on your feet again. Live long and prosper!

Sound off, Fanboys and Fangirls! This news sucks, that's all there really is to it, but feel free to comment anyway and thanks for reading. I was actually just thinking of quitting smoking, myself!
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