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Legendary actor James Earl Jones is speaking out publicly for the first time about his decades-long battle with type 2 diabetes.

Jones who’s known around the world for his unmistakable voice and iconic stage and screen roles was diagnosed with Diabetes at the height of his career in the mid-90’s.

Now the 85-year-old acclaimed actor says he simply wants to raise awareness about a disease that over 1.4 million people are diagnosed with each year.

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