Tom Hanks reveals he has Type 2 diabetes

Tom Hanks revealed he has recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

While being interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Hanks said he had experienced symptoms of the condition for more than 20 years.

Tom Hanks revealed he has Type 2 diabetes while on the Late Show withe David Letterman. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The star, who is now 57, told Letterman, "I went to the doctors and they said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been living with since you were 36, well you've graduated, you've got Type 2 diabetes young man'."

"It's controllable ... Something's going to kill us all Dave," Hanks added.