The disease is a Heartbreaking thing. Some are way more Heartbreaking than others. Television personality and noted activist Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. This news came as an earth-shattering blow to the veteran media personality.

His diagnosis closely follows that of Bruce Willis’s disease progression to dementia. Fox’s realization that he doesn’t have much time to live now came as a rude shock to his family and fans.

Michael J. Fox Opens Up About His Health Concerns

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox is a Hollywood legend! The former actor became a household name after he gained widespread attention for his role as Alex P. Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties in 1982. He has worked with big banner houses and has achieved enormous success in his decades-long acting career. The actor is best known for his work in Stuart Little’s movies J. Fox has voiced the cute little mouse character in the film.

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Michael J. Fox’s journey in the film industry speaks volumes about his success and his struggles in the acting profession. The actor has famously appeared in films like The Secret of My Success, Back to the Future Part II, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Casualties of War, and Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The Five-time Emmy Award-winning actor Michael J. Fox has established himself as one of the leading stars in the entertainment industry. 

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Recently, the actor has spoken about his health concerns and said Parkinson’s is “banging on the door.” J. Fox and his deadly Parkinson’s disease has caused him unbearable pain and sufferings for almost 30 years. The actor is struggling and living with this health condition. In a sits down interview Michael J. Fox discusses his health concerns and details his fears of losing his life anytime due to Parkinson’s.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

The Secrets of My Success movie star said,

“Parkinson’s is banging on the door. I’m not gonna lie. It’s gettin’ hard, it’s gettin’ harder. It’s gettin’ tougher. Every day it’s tougher. But, that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that? I had spinal surgery. I had a tumor on my spine. And it was benign, but it messed up my walking. And then, I started to break stuff. Broke this arm, and I broke this arm, I broke this elbow.”

Michael J. Fox continued,

“I broke my face. I broke my hand. That’s a big killer with Parkinson’s. It’s falling aspirating food, and getting pneumonia. All these subtle ways that get ya. You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s. So I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it and I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not gonna be 80.”

Michael J. Fox announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis publically in 1998. This revelation left fans in a deep shock. The actor then established his own foundation and raised millions of dollars for research and to find a permanent cure for the disease. 

Michael J. Fox Reflects on His Acting Journey in Hollywood

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox, one of the most-in-demands actors in the late ’90s, has always surprised his fans with his exceptional acting skills. The former actor has done multi-genre films and has scored many awards for his critically acclaimed movies. Despite being the shining star of the 90s, his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease affected his film journey. In a tell-all interview, Michael J. Fox reveals how the deadly disease has continued to impact his acting career.

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The 61-year-old veteran actor said,

“When I did the spinoff from The Good Wife, which is The Good Fight, I couldn’t remember the lines. I just had this blank; I couldn’t remember the lines.”

Michael J. Fox continued,

“I’d go, I’m in. Mallory, get off the phone. And I knew it like; in an instant, and it continued to be that way for me. I have 70 pages of dialogue on a [Brian] De Palma movie, and knowing that a hugely expensive Steadicam shot depends on me knowing the lines — not a trickle of sweat on my brow.”

The streaming giant Apple’s original films released the official trailer for the Michael J. Fox documentary, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, earlier this month. In this highly anticipated film, the actor has opened up about his journey, his movies, and his health condition with Parkinson’s. The Movie will debut on Apple TV+ on May 12, 2023.

Source: CBS

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