Michael J. Fox stated that the previous year had been “a burden” due to his several fractured bones.

The Parkinson’s disease-affected Hollywood star discussed the impact his mother’s death had on him, but he claimed that he is still optimistic.

“I was never a grumpy man, but I was impatient and harsh with people,” the actor admitted, revealing that a series of diseases had changed his normally cheery attitude.

“I try to put a stop to it before it starts. I never forget about the people I work with.”

“And I frequently remind them, ‘Imagine I said please at the start of everything I say, and ‘thank you at the end. Just a moment to think that if I had been more sincere, I might have said that, for which I apologize.”

The former actor, who announced his retirement in 2020, stated he is now “coming through” as the last of his wounds heal.

“I’m just starting to walk steadily again. I enjoy strolling by myself. It’s incredible,” he added.

His goal at this point is to prevent falling over while using a walker, wheelchair, cane, or “a person with a belt around my waist hanging onto it.”

He achieved this goal earlier this month when he appeared on stage with his Back to the Future co-star Christopher Lloyd, 84, in front of a cheering crowd of fans at New York Comic-Con.

Fox also mentioned the late Phyllis Fox, who died in September at the age of 92.

He described her as “wonderful,” saying that he now values her toughness as a military spouse who raised Fox and his four siblings while his father, William, was in the Canadian military.

“I’m happy,” he said after this terrible moment. “It’s been difficult, but I’m getting there.”

“I say it because I believe that people can find pleasure despite their circumstances to some extent.”

The former actor, who later married actress Tracy Pollan and had four children with her, has said that they had to learn to adapt their marriage to accommodate his sickness, but that they always “assume the best” about each other.

Fox launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2000, and it has raised more than $1.5 billion for research funding.

On November 19, he will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar that recognizes remarkable charitable efforts.

He is currently working on a documentary for Apple+ that will, in his words, analyze him and his “different perspectives on my life.”