Michael J. Fox shares his honest take on his mortality; “I won’t lie, it’s going to be tough.”

Michael J Fox has been one of Hollywood’s most popular actors for four decades, but in recent years the actor has been forced to take a backseat due to his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. In an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday morning, the actor gives a stark breakdown on how he views his own mortality now and worries he may not have long to live. In the preview of the interview, Fox says:

“[Parkinson’s is] bang on the door. i won’t lie It’s getting harder, it’s getting harder. It’s getting harder. It’s getting harder every day. But it is like that. I mean, you know, who am I seeing because of this? I had spinal surgery. I had a tumor on my spine. And it was benign, but it messed up my gait. And then, [I] started breaking things. Broke that arm and I broke that arm, I broke that elbow. i broke my face i broke my hand [That’s] a big killer with Parkinson’s. It falls… and aspirates food and gets pneumonia. All these subtle ways that make you… You don’t die of Parkinson’s. You’re dying of Parkinson’s. So I thought about mortality… I’m not turning 80. I’m not turning 80.”

Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis was originally made in 1991 while he was working on the film Doctor Hollywood. While Fox chose to keep the news mostly private for several years, he shared it with his spin cityColleagues while working on the show’s third season before announcing his retirement the following year. In 1998 he decided to go public about his condition.


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Michael J. Fox has continued to work despite his struggles.

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Although Michael J. Fox announced his retirement, he continued to make guest appearances on shows such as Save me, scrubs, the good woman And Curb your enthusiasm. He even made a comeback in the lead role The Michael J. Fox Show on NBC, a sitcom loosely based on his own situation, in which he took on the role of a news anchor who made a comeback after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. However, when the illness took its toll on his speech, Fox withdrew again in 2020.

The actor quickly became one of the biggest spokespeople for raising awareness of the disease and raising funds to give future generations a better understanding of Parkinson’s and inspire hope that it, like many other health problems, will prevent for years to come or can be inhibited. His own foundation has already raised millions of dollars to fund this type of research and will continue to do so for many years to come.

For Fox himself, it’s clear from his candid interview that although he’s continued to appear in Hollywood, he feels his time in Hollywood is over Back to the future reunions, presentations and other fan events. For those who have followed the actor’s work since his early roles, these performances are worth as much as anything he could do on screen now.

Michael J. Fox will star in the new documentary quiet on AppleTV+ in which he talks about his life and how Parkinson’s has affected it. The documentary will premiere on May 14, 2023.

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