For years, there have been false rumors that Nick Nolte has been dealing with a variety of health problems. Popular tabloid fodder claimed that the 81-year-old legend is possibly struggling with Alzheimer’s. Let’s check in on the 48 Hrs. star and shut down these claims once and for all.
Nick Nolte Not Facing ‘Alzheimer’s Agony’
Not so long ago, there was a completely bogus story from a newspaper that shall remain nameless that the Hollywood legend has been “extra forgetful” lately, leading his family to worry his brain is being ravaged by Alzheimer’s. Nolte has seen the tragic disease firsthand as both his grandmother and father-in-law reportedly died from the disease.
In typical tabloid fashion, the paper used a series of dubious–and unnamed–”sources” to explain Nolte’s supposed condition. There was nothing from the actor, nor from his representatives regarding his health, yet even still, the disreputable publication carried on and on, even going so far as to knock his appearance as, according to the outlet, the actor is often seen looking disheveled. Did time stop for this paper in 2002 with the now-infamous mugshot of Nolte after his drunk driving arrest? That was two decades ago, it’s time to let that go!
The easiest way to point out the stupidity of this claim is by simply looking at the current status of Nolte’s career. He seems to have no problem memorizing scripts and is still consistently booking roles, a task that an Alzheimer’s patient would most certainly struggle with. The actor has landed roles in The Mandalorian, Paradise Lost, and a film called Last Words in recent years. The actor still has two more projects in the pipeline, proving that his career isn’t slowing down. It seems some just wanted to shame Nolte for getting older. If the magazine ever really had any concern for Nolte’s health, it would have never published this offensive story.