One of the stars of the original "Star Trek" TV series from the 1960s has revealed a medical diagnosis that he says carries a warning for others. People magazine reports that Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” disclosed that he has been diagnosed with obstructive pulmonary disease, and urged others to quit smoking.
"I’m doing OK. Just can’t walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers," Nimoy tweeted. He added, “LLAP,” short for “Live long and prosper.”
Nimoy wrote in another tweet that he quit smoking 30 years ago, but added, “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP."
According to the report, COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — is a term that can be used to indicated several lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma.
“Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you’re diagnosed with lung damage it’s too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now. LLAP,” Nimoy also wrote.