Michael J. Fox gained a name for himself at the age of 24 in the role of Marty McFly in the film Back to the Future, in which he traveled through time in a time machine alongside the scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown.
Unfortunately, the actor is already having trouble walking, even with the use of a cane and the support of one of his pals.
He is already in his 60s. What is the cause? Parkinson’s illness has been a constant companion for Michael J. Fox for more than three decades.
However, he is not going to give up his social life, despite the fact that his appearances in public are getting fewer and farther between.
Recently, he and some friends had supper at a restaurant in Santa Monica, which is located in the state of California.
Cruel diagnosis at 29
At the young age of 29, he was given the gloomy prognosis by the physicians, who informed him that he would only have the mobility to move for the next ten years.
Michael J. Fox at the time refused to openly admit that he suffered from this nervous system condition, and for a while he tried to incorporate it into the characters that he portrayed in order to gain sympathy from audiences.
In 1998, he established the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a non-governmental organization that provides financial support towards the search for a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Since then, he has taken a step back from the entertainment industry.
However, following a period of time spent working as a voice over artist, he eventually made his way back into the world of movies. First, in 2013, he starred in a comedy series called The Michael J. Fox Show, which was based on his own life and earned him a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
Then, for his portrayal as the attorney Louis Canning on the show “The Good Wife,” which earned him nominations for an Emmy in 2013, 2015, and 2016, respectively.
On the other hand, he said not too long ago—making this the second time—that he will step away from the public eye.
Michael J. Fox avers that he is a contented individual.
And despite the fact that his eponymous foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, has already contributed $767 million to medical research in fewer than 20 years, the actor continues to maintain a cautious optimism that a treatment for his illness will be discovered during his lifetime.
“When it comes to treatment, I communicate with people in an honest and open manner. When people ask me if I think there will be a treatment for Parkinson’s disease in my lifetime, I always respond by saying, “I’m 60 years old, and science is difficult.” So, no,’ “Fox admitted his guilt.
Despite this, he insists that he is a contented individual: “My outlook on life is generally positive. Both morbid thoughts and a fear of dying are not anything I experience. Absolutely not, “the famous person said.