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Ryan Reynolds's dad's illness brought his family together

Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Reynolds says his family grew closer when they discovered that his father had Parkinson's disease.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds. Pic/Santa Banta

The actor's dad Jim, a former boxer and cop, was found to be suffering from the disease in 1995, but has never directly admitted having the condition, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"I have a slightly different, weird, strange story about that because my father really hasn't ever said he has Parkinson's disease," Reynolds said on "Today Show".

"He comes from a pretty prideful generation, and he doesn't really talk about it too much. But, he's maybe said it once or twice out loud.

"It kind of galvanized everybody else, to sort of seek resources. And for us, it's in a strange way, it's really kind of brought us together," he added.

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