Star Trek Legend Leonard Nimoy Reveals Lung Disease
Actor who played Mr Spock in original TV series develops smoking-linked illness 30 years after quitting...
Leonard Nimoy has revealed that he is suffering from a serious lung disease.
The 82-year-old actor, who played Mr Spock in the original Star Trek TV series and movies, has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - a condition usually linked to smoking.
And he has warned his followers on Twitter to give up the evil weed as soon as possible, because he hasn't smoked for three decades.
He wrote: "I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP."
LLAP stands for "live long and prosper", naturally.
Although Nimoy has been slowing down work-wise in recent years, he did appear as "Spock Prime" in last year's Star Trek: Into Darkness.