Michael J. Fox rises from wheelchair at BAFTA awards ceremony – and everyone's saying the same thing

Last night at the 2024 BAFTA awards in London, Michael J. Fox made a rare appearance that left the audience in awe. Despite living with Parkinson’s disease since 1991, the beloved star of “Back to the Future” rose from his wheelchair to present the Best Film award to the cast and crew of “Oppenheimer.” This show of courage and resilience earned him a standing ovation from the crowd.

In attendance at the prestigious event was Fox’s wife, Tracy Pollan, who witnessed the heartwarming moment. Prior to presenting the award, the 62-year-old actor expressed his gratitude for being a part of such an esteemed evening. He shared a heartfelt message with the audience, emphasizing how films have the power to unite people from all walks of life.

Social media erupted with joy as viewers applauded Fox for his strength and determination. Users praised him as a legend and an inspiration. His foundation for Parkinson’s research, which has raised an astounding $2 billion, serves as a testament to his courage, perseverance, and integrity.

While Fox has been open about the challenges he faces living with Parkinson’s, his appearance at the BAFTAs brought reassurance to his fans. In a previous interview, he admitted that his battle with the disease is growing tougher. However, his resolve remains unyielding. Falling poses great risks for those with Parkinson’s, but Fox remains resilient, refusing to let the disease define him.

“I don’t know about you, but I’m glad whenever I get to see Michael J. Fox. He’s such an inspiring figure,” commented one admirer.

Michael J. Fox

Despite undergoing spinal surgery last year, Fox continues to persevere. Although the tumor found on his spine was benign, it affected his mobility, leading to several injuries from falls. He stated that falling, along with aspirating food and contracting pneumonia, are major concerns for people with Parkinson’s. However, Fox remains determined and refuses to let the disease dictate his life.

As we witness Michael J. Fox’s strength and resilience, he reminds us all that with tenacity, the human spirit can overcome any obstacle. His unwavering dedication to Parkinson’s research serves as a beacon of hope for those affected by the disease.