Michael J Foz bravely opens up about Parkinson’s battle as he makes admission

Michael J Fox, the superstar behind Back To The Future, spoke openly about his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. The brave actor confessed, “it sucks”.

Disease came knocking when Fox was merely 29 in 1991. Seven years later in 1998, he courageously revealed to the world he had Parkinson’s. Early signs first appeared as a twitching little finger and a painful shoulder.

Contrary to what doctors predicted at diagnosis that he would not be able to continue acting for more than a few years, Fox defied all odds.

He enjoyed a thriving career for another 10 years after starting his battle with the disease.

Using medicine carbidopa/levodopa and undergoing thalamotomy in 1998 are part of Fox’s regimen to manage his symptoms.

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Michael also mentioned that he doesn’t want to be seen as a “in being held up as any kind of saint or martyr”.

He admitted finding it hard to always be himself, having not acted for ten years, and said: “It’s a struggle. It’s very difficult. I get sick of talking about me. I know me too well.”

In 2020, Michael and his foundation announced the discovery of biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease.

Discussing his activism, the retired actor said: “It just became my whole purpose. And then that was the answer. I didn’t have time to think about it.”

He added: “And Parkinson’s has been by far the most exciting thing much more than my career.”

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