Michael J. Fox is getting candid about his health issues.
In a new interview, the 55-year-old actor opened up about his ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease — and revealed things were supposed to turn out very differently for him.
“I was diagnosed 25 years ago, and I was only supposed to work for another 10 years. I was supposed to be pretty much disabled by now. I’m far from it,” the Back to the Future star told Haute Living. “This is as bad as I get, and I can still go to the store and go marketing.”
Michael in 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The diagnosis is not the experience,” Michael continued. “It’s partly about Parkinson’s or all about Parkinson’s or Parkinson’s three days a week, and then you find a place to be by yourself and things to do with your family or something. It’s not a concrete sentence.”
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Though Michael's condition has gotten in the way of his career at times, he's made it a point to balance everything to the best of his ability. "I’ve been able to do a lot of work. And what’s great about it is I wouldn’t be still until I couldn’t be still. The subtle twist has made it a new experience," the dad-of-four concluded. "Whether it’s been better or worse is not for me to say, but it’s certainly different. And that’s all you can ask for in your 50s, that you’d be doing something different."
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Prior to playing the eccentric "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Christopher, 77, was best known for his Emmy-winning role as Jim Ignatowski on the hit show Taxi. His other notable works include playing Uncle Fester in The Addams Family movies and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He recently appeared in films Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson.
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