SHOTLIST:

WORLDWIDE PANTS/"LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN" - MANDATORY COURTESY WORLDWIDE PANTS/"LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN", NO ARCHIVING, USAGE UP TO 72 HOURS AFTER AIRS ON EAST COAST. USAGE ENDS FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 2001 AT 0430GMT/1230AMET.

New York - 7 October, 2013

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH)

David Letterman/Late Show Host

"I was mentioning as you came across, you look wonderful. You look like a kid."

Tom Hanks, Actor

"Thank you. I've been maintaining the temple, Dave. I've been maintaining the temple."

David Letterman/Late Show Host

"Doing a good job."

Tom Hanks, Actor

"I went to the, 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. So it's controllable."

David Letterman/Late Show Host

"Through diet."

Tom Hanks, Actor

" You know, something's gonna kill us all, Dave. Something's gonna kill us all."

David Letterman/Late Show Host

"Well good for you and congratulations."

Tom Hanks, Actor

"Thank you."

David Letterman/Late Show Host

"And, by the way, a nice message to others. I suffer from high blood sugar. Had to go on a special diet."

Tom Hanks, Actor

"They said, my doctor said, look. If you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will simply be completely healthy and not have type 2 diabetes. And I said to her, well, I'm gonna have type 2 diabetes because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school."

STORYLINE:

Tom Hanks has revealed he has type 2 diabetes. Hanks told David Letterman that his blood sugar levels have been high since he was 36. But now, he says his doctor has told him he's "graduated'' to diabetes. The doctor told Hanks that if he weighed as much as he weighed in high school, he'd "be completely healthy,'' but Hanks told her that was impossible, so he'll have to deal with diabetes. Type 2 can be controlled through diet and exercise.

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