ABC reportedly sent Ward to a doctor, who prescribed medication to “shrink me up”. However, he quit taking the pills he was given almost immediately.
“I took them for three days and then I decided that they can probably keep me from having children,” he said. “I stopped doing that and I just used my cape to cover it.”
Ward also revealed that he may have missed out on a career as a nuclear physicist because he was taking part in the show, which ran between 1966-1968.
“I was a straight-A student at UCLA. In fact, the Dean at UCLA was upset with me when I left in my third year to do Robin because she said I should have been a nuclear physicist.” he said. ”I was in the top 3 per cent in the United States in science and math.”
Earlier this week, Ward unveiled his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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