Top 12 Celebrities Who Have Diabetes


1. Tom Hanks

The Oscar-winning actor announced he has type 2 diabetes when late-night host David Letterman commented on his newly slim figure in October 2013. “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.'” Hanks added that the condition is controllable, but he joked that he couldn’t get back down to his high-school weight of 96 pounds. “I was a very skinny boy!”


2. Penny Marshall

Best known as Laverne in the classic 1970s show Laverne & Shirley, Marshall died of complications related to diabetes in December 2018 at age 75. The Bronx native was also an accomplished director. In 1988, the movie Big made her the first woman to direct a movie that grossed more than $100 million, and she enjoyed similar success with A League of Their Own in 1992.