Nimoy Tweets He Has COPD

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After recently being photographed in a wheelchair and wearing an oxygen mask, Leonard Nimoy took to Twitter to explain his current medical condition.  “I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP [Live Long and Prosper].”

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the name for the collection of lung diseases that makes it increasingly difficult to breathe. Bronchitis and emphysema are the main forms of the progressive disease and can lead to respiratory failure and even lung cancer.

Despite his recent frail appearance, Nimoy has been busy with numerous work projects. In 2012 he finished a stint on Fringe as Dr. William Bell as well as his return to the big screen last year as Spock in Star Trek: Into Darkness. He retired from attending Star Trek conventions three years ago but continues to reach out to his fans and supporters…

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