In the movie Back in the future, there was an actor at age of 24 named Michael J Fox where he got great fame. In the film, his character traveled in a time machine alongside Emmet “Doc Brown.
With the help of a friend and a cane, it seems that the actor finds it very difficult to walk. He is in his 60s. It seems that Parkinson’s disease has accompanied him for more than 30 years.
But apparently, he has no plans to leave social life regardless of the problems he has. He recently went out to dinner with some friends at a restaurant in Santa Monica.
At the age of 29, he was given the news that he would be able to move only in the next 10 years. At that time, Michael denied that he had this problem in his nervous system.
In 1998, he contributed to an organization that did research on Parkinson’s disease. Since that moment, he has not been part of the entertainment industry.
For a period of time, he worked as a voice-over artist. In 2013, he started a comedy series based on his life story and won a Golden Globe Award nomination. 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.
His foundation has donated $767 million to medical research in less than 20 years, the actor continues to maintain a cautious optimism that 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.
“My guitar playing is no good. My sketching is no good anymore, my dancing never was good, and acting is getting tougher to do,” Michael told People. “So it’s down to writing. Luckily, I really enjoy it. People don’t believe me, but I love life. I love being with my family.”
His outlook on life, regardless of his illness, is very positive and he does not think about the fear of death at all.
Although he continued acting after the diagnosis, his work was mainly focused on lending his voice in films like Stuart Little and Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Recently, in an interview with comedian Mike Birbiglia, Michael opened up about never-before-shared aspects of his condition and explained that he had lost his sense of smell. Although this saddened him a great deal, he said he still remembers most of the smells, including that of pine, just before Christmas.
Although it is a common belief that tremor is the first symptom of Parkinson’s Disease, research reveals that most people diagnosed with it lose their sense of smell months, and even years before the diagnosis.