Michael J. Fox, known for his optimistic outlook, has had Parkinson’s disease since 1991. Despite his upbeat personality, the actor recently admitted that 2022 has been particularly difficult.
“I fractured my jaw, then my hand, then my shoulder, had a replacement shoulder put in, broke my right arm, and shattered my elbow,” he disclosed.
“I had a replacement shoulder put in and then broke my right arm and elbow.” “At 61, I’m starting to feel my age a little more,” he admitted.
Even though Parkinson’s disease is known to impair mobility, the current spate of injuries was caused by the fact that after fracturing his hand, he was temporarily unable to use it, which caused him to lose his balance and fall.
Michael reports that he is doing well and making every effort to protect himself from further harm.
“The operation’s overarching goal is ‘don’t fall.’” “I use all of those instruments to keep from falling, whether a walker, a wheelchair, a cane, or a person with a belt around his waist holding onto it.”
“I’ve only recently reached the point where I can walk normally again,” Michael said of his progress. “I occasionally enjoy going for a walk by myself. It’s a fantastic thing.”
The famous actor was only 29 when he was diagnosed; he had recently married Tracy Pollan.
Michael discussed his diagnosis with CBS Mornings, saying that learning he had Parkinson’s disease was a difficult and upsetting realization.
“At a very early stage in the marriage, she was given this responsibility.” “And the last time the two of us sobbed together over it was when I told her I was realizing,” he explained.
“Since then, no more tears have been shed over Parkinson’s. We made the best of things and moved on with our lives. But the first time that happened, we both cried,” Michael said to the host, Nate Burleson.