MICHAEL HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. THIS MAN HAS PUBLICALLY MADE HIMSELF VULNERABLE AND TRANSPARENT THROUGHOUT HIS STRUGGLES WITH PARKINSON’S.
Sometimes he seems to be winning and others it looks dark again. It’s been up and down. But, he never gives up.
Michael J. Fox has been fighting Parkinson’s disease since he was first diagnosed in the 1990s, but he’s losing this fight.
At 54-years-old, Fox’s speech is slurred and his left foot is so unresponsive that he’s often forced to drag it behind him. He is expected to become wheelchair dependent before the age of 60.
According to Snopes (because we wanted to verify this rumor), they said “Despite his condition, Fox has soldiered on with his acting career,” most recently starring as Mike Henry in NBC’s The Michael J. FoxShow portraying a newscaster with Parkinson’s who retires from work, and also playing a recurring role on the CBS drama The Good Wife as Louis Canning, an opposing counsel who suffers from tardive dyskinesia (involuntary visual tremors) and often uses his condition to his advantage by repeatedly calling attention to it in order to elicit sympathy during court appearances.
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