http://people.com/bodies/alec-baldwin-opens-up-about-suffering-from-lyme-disease-and-thinking-he-was-going-to-die/  BY @SUETUBE  POSTED ON MAY 22, 2017 AT 9:05AM EDT

Linda Giampa, Executive Director of Bay Area Lyme Foundation, finally got Baldwin to talk about the fact he has Lyme Disease.  At a sold out event to raise money for Lyme research, Baldwin states he believes he had chronic Lyme from a tick bite 17 years ago.  Then he was bitten a few years later and got all the classic symptoms each summer for five years.

Baldwin admits he didn’t think he was going to make it.

The benefit dinner and concert raised more than $800,000 which will go directly to fund Lyme disease research.