A senior citizen in a wheelchair at a large airport usually doesn’t merit a second glance, but when it was Leonard Nimoy and he was seen using oxygen, Star Trek fans took notice.
The actor was being wheeled through a New York airport on Monday when the photos were taken and fans expressed their concern regarding his use of oxygen after seeing the photos.
Today, the actor addressed his fan base via his Twitter feed, explaining why he was seen using oxygen. “I quit smoking thirty years ago,” he said. “Not soon enough. I have COPD.” [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]
“Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP”