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'Star Trek's Nimoy Tells Fans To Stop Smoking After Lung Disease Diagnosis

'Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy is suffering from chronic lung disease.

Nimoy, who played Spock in the original TV series, made the revelation on Twitter after concerned fans wondered how the 82-year-old was doing after he was photographed in a wheelchair wearing an oxygen mask.

"I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD," he said.

COPD, which stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is one of the most common lung diseases and can cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest.

"I'm doing OK," he added. "Just can't walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers."

"Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP," he wrote, referring to Live Long and Prosper, of course. "Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage, it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now."

February 7, 2014 |

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