In an interview for CBS Sunday Morning, Michael J. Fox opened up about living with Parkinson’s disease.
Former actor and activist Michael J. Fox talked about the challenges of Parkinson’s disease in an exclusive interview for CBS Sunday Morning, as noted by Deadline. The interview will be broadcasted on Sunday.
When asked about his experience living with Parkinson’s, Fox said, “Yeah, it’s banging on the door. I mean, I’m not going to lie it’s going to hurt.” “Every day it gets tougher. But, that’s the way it is and who do I see about that? You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s. So I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it. I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not gonna be 80.” Michael added.
Watch a preview of the interview, here.
Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s disease
The former actor was diagnosed with the disease in 1991, when he was 29, as Deadline mentions. Back in 2020 he retired as an actor, and in 2021 he opened up about his diagnosis. “I’m really blunt with people about cures. When they ask me if I will be relieved of Parkinson’s in my lifetime, I say, ‘I’m 60 years old, and science is hard. So, no.’ I am genuinely a happy guy. I don’t have a morbid thought in my head — I don’t fear death. At all.” Michael, 61, said, according to PageSix.
In 2000, Fox launched Michael J. Fox Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds the research for the disease and helps people with Parkinson’s.
Published by HOLR Magazine.