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Of course I’m not the only one that’s noticed Mark Hamill’s breathing, It’s been “labored” for a while. However, I watched an Ellen clip on youtube recently and couldn’t even finish it. Someone commented he was a smoker. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised but I was. In fact, I admit I was surprised Carrie still smoked. I guess I’d hoped that when it’s that noticeable, friends, family, fans, etc… would take to the internet, “enough’s enough” or whatever. Yes of course I understand individuals’ rights, etc, etc…but when you can’t even gather enough air?
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I haven’t seen this Ellen clip or other videos where it may be noticeable - but the man could just have had a cold or a bug - or was tired, or not feeling great?

Also, it’s worth to remembering that on some shows they have guests doing wacky stunts etc - and it’s edited around later, so if it’s not a live show that may be a reason they (anyone) would be a little out of breath.

If the man smokes so be it - it’s his life. Some of the world’s oldest people smoke - some professional athletes smoke - it’s up to them - and really is none of our business.

That said I wish him good health etc etc.

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Mark got back in shape for the movie, which would be difficult for someone with a smoking related breathing issue. I really hope that’s not the case here.

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Of course Mark smokes. He smokes everything! People see him and say “O, high Mark.”

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TV’s Frink said:

My thought is why do we need to discuss this.

Of course you don’t. but you want to be noticed, don’t you? And how did I know.

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Yes, he does have breathing problems. its been evident in many interviews. What was also worrying is how much his hand shake. He was on Jamie Oliver’s show here in the uk recently and that was quite noticeable. But it is none of our business if he smokes or not. No one has the right to think they someone should intervene. I know people who are younger than him who have breathing problems and other health issues and have never smoked. Sadly old age creeps up on all of us. But Mark still looks in better shape now than he did prior to filming TFA.

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adywan said:

Yes, he does have breathing problems. its been evident in many interviews. What was also worrying is how much his hand shake. He was on Jamie Oliver’s show here in the uk recently and that was quite noticeable. But it is none of our business if he smokes or not. No one has the right to think they someone should intervene. I know people who are younger than him who have breathing problems and other health issues and have never smoked. Sadly old age creeps up on all of us. But Mark still looks in better shape now than he did prior to filming TFA.

Yes of course he looks well - it underscores how unfortunate it is IF he smokes. Not that it should make a difference, but I smoked on and off for years. I’m not interested in attacking him. I’m not saying anyone has the right to tell him stop, but I think it’s too bad that there hasn’t been some sort of collective effort to ask him to quit if he is in rough shape and that is the cause. If he’s going to live, he’s going to have to quit eventually. If this is smoking related, maybe he quit already and just has COPD. His health issues might not even be smoking-related. My whole point is I hate for the guy to die for nothing. Yes, I’m aware old age occurs. If it wasn’t already clear, I have noticed the problem for some time but the video I saw was alarming - to me, anyway.

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Could you link to the clip so we can see and decide for ourselves? Please warn if there are possible TFA spoilers of course.

JEDIT:I meant TLJ dammit! >_<

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SilverWook said:

Could you link to the clip so we can see and decide for ourselves? Please warn if there are possible TFA spoilers of course.

Assume you mean TLJ spoilers. If I hear anyone I think might be revealing a spoiler of any kind I avoid or skip forward in video, etc…, so I honestly don’t know, and I didn’t even listen to the whole interview, but here’s link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRo2OO-Kt9k

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There are no spoilers for TLJ in the video linked above by Tomland Flash.

(TLJ hardly gets a mention - though TFA does get a fair few 😃)

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Tomland Flash said:

TV’s Frink said:

My thought is why do we need to discuss this.

Of course you don’t. but you want to be noticed, don’t you? And how did I know.

Um…ok?

I just mean I find it a little distasteful to speculate on someone’s health like this. But I’m apparently the only one who feels this way, so y’all have fun.

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This thread is a bit uncomfortable for me as well. I can’t recall our ever discussing the health of any Star Wars personality in depth around here before Carrie’s tragic in flight emergency last year.

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TV’s Frink said:

Tomland Flash said:

TV’s Frink said:

My thought is why do we need to discuss this.

Of course you don’t. but you want to be noticed, don’t you? And how did I know.

Um…ok?

I just mean I find it a little distasteful to speculate on someone’s health like this. But I’m apparently the only one who feels this way, so y’all have fun.

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Well for what it’s worth I watched the full hour long thing he did for star wars celebration in 2016 and thought he was very lively and healthy seeming and that was before I even saw this thread and had reason to think about it. Maybe he just had a cold in that clip?

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Glad I made the effort. Gonna force myself not to respond, anything more is wasted here.

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SilverWook said:

This thread is a bit uncomfortable for me as well. I can’t recall our ever discussing the health of any Star Wars personality in depth around here before Carrie’s tragic in flight emergency last year.

I think it’s just out of concern for the last remaining human character from the OT’s beloved trio.

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chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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Don’t you mean quartet? 😉

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Since we’re on the subject anyway…
What’s shocking to me is Carrie’s appearance in TLJ trailers—she looks markedly different from TFA, most notably her
nose, which is has a very wide/swollen appearance. Facial swelling can be an indicator of heart failure, so her appearance may
have been a harbinger of her illness. 😦