“I injured my hand and almost lost it,” the star said. “Back to the future”. “It was a tsunami of bad luck.”
The actor has also suffered from several fractures and bruises in recent years. In 2018, he also underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his spine. Although the procedure was successful, Fox had to undergo a long recovery process before he could walk again.
“One day I’ll run out of gas. Of course, if I were to leave tomorrow, I’d think it was too early, but that wouldn’t be a surprise. And no, I’m not afraid of that.” open.
In turn, he admitted in an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” that cases of Parkinson’s disease often end tragically. “In addition, choking on food, pneumonia – [Parkinson] He has many ways to reach you. You don’t die from this disease. You die with it. I thought about it. I know I won’t live to be 80,” he admitted then.
62 years old Fox He gained popularity thanks to his appearance in the comedy series “Family Ties” (1982-1989). In 1989 he won a Golden Globe Award for it. Meanwhile, he also appeared in the Back to the Future trilogy, Teen Wolf and Doc Hollywood.
His rapidly developing career was interrupted by Parkinson’s disease. The actor noticed his first symptoms in 1991. He heard from doctors that he would not be able to function in a few years. The news of his illness led to his depression and alcohol abuse. The actor began treatment, thanks to which he gave up his addiction.
In 1996, Fox joined the cast of the sitcom “Spin City,” about New York City Hall officials. The actor won numerous awards for his performance, including three Golden Globes and an Emmy. During production of the third season, the creators reported Parkinson’s disease. A year later, he announced that he was leaving the series. In the last two seasons of Spin City he was replaced by Charlie Sheen. Fox made a guest appearance in the series.
In the following years, he had small roles in television series, including Curb Your Enthusiasm and Curb Your Enthusiasm. “the good Wife”. The exception was “The Michael J. Fox Show” – a comedy series loosely based on his life. Production ended after one season. In cinema, he limited himself to appearing in documentaries and lending his voice.
In 2020, Fox announced his retirement from acting due to his progressive illness.
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