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Back to the Future Star Michael J. Fox Reveals His Heartbreaking Condition as Actor Falls Down Live Onstage: “I’m not gonna be 80”

Back to the Future Star Michael J. Fox Reveals His Heartbreaking Condition as Actor Falls Down Live Onstage: “I’m not gonna be 80”

Michael J. Fox is among the famous veteran actors of the entertainment world, who is known for his role in iconic Back to the Future movies. His other prominent roles were in films like Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success, Casualties of War, Doc Hollywood, and The Frighteners, among others. The actor opened up on dealing with Parkinson’s disease in 1998. Fox officially retired from acting in 2021 due to his worsening health condition.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

The former actor was part of the Back to the Future panel at a fan convention on Sunday. However, his sudden fall on stage scared the fans.

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Michael J. Fox fell onstage at the Back to The Future fan Convention

The 61-year-old veteran actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 when he was just 29 years old. He has been dealing with the condition for a long time now. Fox was walking onto the stage, at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia when he suddenly tripped.

Luckily, he was not hurt as he fell on the couch and kept on stage. He was able to continue as one of the panelists. He was joined on the stage by co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson.

The Emmy-winning actor had his first public appearance weeks after he told CBS Sunday Morning about the increasing difficulties in his battle with Parkinson’s.

In the interview, Stuart Little fame had shared,

“I’m not gonna lie. It’s gettin’ hard, it’s gettin’ harder. It’s gettin’ tougher. Every day it’s tougher,”

Fox also spoke on thinking about the mortality of it and confessed,

“I’m not gonna be 80.”

The Family Ties fame shared the biggest reason for low mortality with Parkinson’s includes falling, aspirating food, getting pneumonia, and some other subtle ways.

He explained,

“You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s.”

The Golden Globe winner had earlier said that his health battle is becoming harder with each passing day.

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Michael J. Fox revealed the detailed impact of his disease in Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Fox explained in detail about the disease in Apple TV+’s new documentary named Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. In the documentary, he has compared Parkinson’s to waking up with nine noses with your tongue sticking out of your ear. He added,

“It didn’t just kick [Fox] out of the house — it burned the f–king house down.”

The documentary also highlighted Fox’s bond with his family members, including his wife Tracy Pollan, son Sam, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 28, and daughter Esmé, 21.

Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future

He also shared that he would be dead without the support of his wife, Tracy Pollan. The Golden Globe winner has been married to Pollan for 35 years.

Michael J. Fox’s last prominent role was as the lead on the short-lived NBC sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show, which aired from 2013-2014.

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