Alec Baldwin shares a revealing statement about James Caan’s health towards the end of his life

Alec Baldwin has revealed sad details about James Caan’s health following his death on July 6. Caan’s family made the announcement in a message posted to the actor’s Twitter account, thanking fans for their support. “The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time,” the statement said.

The Bronx native rose to fame as Sonny in the 1972 film The Godfather and has been a Hollywood fixture ever since. News of Caan’s death sparked a flurry of tributes as celebrities took to social media to express their grief. “I am heartbroken to hear of Jimmy’s death. Shocked. No words. Thank you Jimmy Love you your ‘Kat’,” tweeted fellow Misery co-star Kathy Bates. While Adam Sandler – who starred opposite Caan in That’s My Boy – wrote: “Loved him dearly. Always wanted to be like him. So happy I met him.”

Now, Baldwin is opening up about his friend’s health and sharing troubling details about Caan’s physical condition over the past few years.

Alec Baldwin says James Caan’s health is ‘not great’

Alec Baldwin has joined the long list of celebrities who have shared their memories of the late actor James Caan, whom he dubbed “Jimmy.” In a video posted to Instagram on July 8, Baldwin called Caan a “great movie star” and “real sweetheart.” He also revealed that the “Eleven” actor experienced health complications towards the end of his life.

“Mike Kijanski, his assistant, was one of the few people who kept Jimmy alive in the last five years,” Baldwin said. “Because Jimmy’s health wasn’t great.” Baldwin offers his condolences to Caan’s family and friends before ending the emotional clip. Baldwin’s revelation is sad, as Caan told Radar Online in 2018 that he felt “better than ever.”

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And while there hasn’t been a formal announcement as to Caan’s official cause of death, recent pictures of the “Misery” actor may support Baldwin’s claims. In photos from The US Sun, Caan was seen using a walker as he exited a Los Angeles restaurant.