Even though Michael J. Fox has had a rough go of it recently, he remains just as motivated as ever to face whatever comes his way with optimism.
The actor of “Back to the Future” has publicly discussed his struggle with Parkinson’s disease and the inevitable end of his life.
You don’t die of Parkinson’s,” Fox said on CBS’s Sunday Morning. Parkinson’s disease is fatal. I had been contemplating its inevitable end… I certainly won’t live to reach 80. No way will I live to reach 80.
However, yesterday was a happy day for the Fox family as they celebrated Michael’s son Sam’s 34th birthday. Michael celebrated by posting a touching message on Instagram: “Happy Birthday to my huge bouncy baby son @palekidd you are the greatest. Your proud papas. I adore you!”
On January 20, 2023, in Park City, Utah, Michael J. Fox will be on hand for the premiere of “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie” at the Sundance Film Festival. (Image by Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer)
Sam Michael Fox got his feet wet in show business at a young age, appearing as a ten-year-old extra on the TV show Spin City. Max went to the Manhattan private school Friends Seminary before enrolling at and graduating from Stanford in 2012.
Sam and his famous father share a striking resemblance, and fans have pointed this out in the past.
Sam has been involved in a variety of projects as of late, including the forthcoming documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie and the short film Good Grief.
On April 20, 2013, in New York City, Michael J. Fox and his son Sam Michael Fox went to see the Boston Celtics play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden for a playoff game. Featured image by James Devaney/WireImage.
Indeed, Michael J. Fox’s interviews promoting Still have made it a hot topic of conversation in the media over the last several weeks. The 61-year-old’s candid discussions about his health in the documentary will provide audiences a window into his 30-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
“This hurts like hell. Every shake seems like a seismic shock, he says in the movie.
It’s not so much discomfort from the movement, but from the not moving,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. When you freeze, the inertia of your inability to move transforms the state of not-movement into a raging, imminent event that never comes to pass.
The violins need not be brought out. I have fractured my hand, elbow, humerus, other humerus, shoulder, face, and maybe a few other things as well. And the energy of the earthquakes just amplifies everything else.
Thus, it does hurt quite a bit. But you find out that no one really cares. This is how life is. It makes no difference. Just take it on the chin and go on. And maybe a tale might be spun from it. Not anything else. There’s no chit you can take to a counter and exchange for money.
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Concern was raised in March when Fox, who will formally retire from acting in 2021, said on CBS Sunday Morning, “I’m not going lie. It’s becoming tougher and tougher. The going is becoming very difficult. It becomes more difficult daily. But that’s the reality of the situation. Who should I talk to, if anybody, about this?
Wishing the renowned Michael J. Fox a speedy recovery while offering birthday greetings to his son Sam Michael Fox.
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