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Spock has lung disease, urges fans to ‘quit now’

Spock has lung disease, urges fans to ‘quit now’

SPOCK IS SICK: Actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nemoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott, are shown in this undated photo. Photo: Associated Press

‘Star Trek” legend Leonard Nimoy is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The veteran actor, 82, known to millions as Spock in the hit sci-fi show, blames his years of smoking for giving him the lung condition.

He sparked fears for his health last month when he was pictured in New York sitting in a wheelchair and attached to breathing apparatus, and he has since told fans he is suffering from the illness.

In a post on his official Twitter.com page, Nimoy writes, “I quit smoking 30 yrs (years) ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP (live long and prosper).”

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