Michael J. Fox opens up about Parkinson’s and declining health: ”I’m not gonna be 80”

Michael J. Fox is a beloved celebrity. He is one of the most adored and respected actors in the world, thanks to his legendary portrayal of Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy and his amazing efforts raising money for Parkinson’s research.

However, even while the actor has expressed optimism about his Parkinson’s diagnosis, he is equally open about the toll it has had on his health and wellness.

It took Michael some time to accept his condition and start looking for the good in each day, but he eventually did.

Fox recently opened up about his impending death in a new interview, admitting that having Parkinson’s was “gettin’ tougher” and that he didn’t expect to live to be 80.

Fox claimed in an interview with Jane Pauley of CBS Sunday Morning that while he has made the most of his life despite the diagnosis, Parkinson’s disease is now “banging on the door.”

“I’m not gonna lie. It’s gettin’ hard, it’s gettin’ harder. It’s gettin’ tougher,” the retired actor said. “Every day it’s tougher. But, but, that’s, that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that?”

He said that a tumor was discovered on his spine, leading to recent spinal surgery. It was harmless, but it made it difficult for him to walk and caused an injury when he fell: “[I] broke this arm, and I broke this arm, and I broke this elbow. My face was broken. Fox said to Pauley, “I fractured my hand.

He claims that the previous few years have been challenging, but he once possessed a strong vocabulary and memorizing ability.

The last several projects he finished needed him to write many words in some circumstances, but he needed help with both.

In an interview, Michael disclosed a previously undisclosed aspect of his disease. Although he could still recollect the majority of smells, especially the scent of pine, right before Christmas, he also claimed to have lost his sense of smell.

Parkinson’s disease can be terrifying, given its vast range of symptoms. A loss of smell is one of these symptoms, which might appear months or even years after a diagnosis.

As the sense of smell is frequently connected to memories and emotions, this can be challenging for patients and their families. There is still much to learn about Parkinson’s disease, and it is hoped that new findings may help people live better lives.

The Back to the Future and Spin City star has been married to Tracy Pollan for 32 years. They are parents to four adorable kids. He has long struggled with ordinary difficulties, but his family has always been there for him and has loved him.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation was established by Michael, whose goal is to develop a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. More Parkinson’s disease research is currently funded by it than by any other nonprofit organization globally.

Due to his perseverance and dedication to helping others, he was listed in the 2007 Time Magazine list of 100 people “whose influence, talent or moral example is transforming the world.”

He won an Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards for his performance.

But in the fourth season of the show, he left because of his health.

His acting career continues with guest appearances on Scrubs and The Good Wife, as well as voiceover work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the Stuart Little movies. The Michael J. Fox Show, which he had on TV once more in 2012, was terminated after only one season.

But Fox announced that he would probably be returning to acting retirement in 2020, citing additional deterioration in his health.

He slowed down and focused on movies like Stuart Little and Atlantis: The Lost Empire after receiving his diagnosis. Instead of reacting fast, he concentrated on his voiceover work to convey the feelings of the characters.

Although Michael admitted he wasn’t a particularly good musician, he was vivacious. He cherished the time he spent with his family.

“There is a time for everything, and my time of putting in a twelve-hour workday, and memorizing seven pages of dialogue, is best behind me,” Fox wrote in his recent book No Time Like the Future.

We’re wishing Michael J. Fox as he continues to battle Parkinson’s. Stay strong and stay positive, Michael! Thank you for all the important work you are doing.

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