Michael J. Fox makes heart-wrenching new statement after 30-year battle with Parkinson’s

Despite facing significant challenges, Michael J. Fox has persevered in his fight against Parkinson’s disease and has lived with its complications for a considerable amount of time.

The now-retired actor has devoted himself to promoting research and understanding of the debilitating disease and has become the face of the fight against it since receiving his diagnosis in the early 1990s.

The Back to the Future actor has recently opened up about his struggles with the illness, admitting that it is getting worse and saying he does not think he will live to be 80 years old.

The 61-year-old has always presented a positive image despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but he has never concealed the negative effects it has had on his health and general wellbeing.

Fox discussed his impending death and how having Parkinson’s disease was “getting tougher” in a recent interview.

“I’m not gonna lie. It’s gettin’ hard, it’s gettin’ harder. It’s gettin’ tougher,” Fox told CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley.

“Every day it’s tougher. But, but, that’s, that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that?”

He added that he recently had spinal surgery to remove a tumor that was found on his spine. It was nothing serious, but it affected his gait and sent him tumbling.: “[I] broke this arm, and I broke this arm, I broke this elbow. I broke my face. I broke my hand,” Fox told Pauley.

“You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s,” Fox concluded. “I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it. … I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not gonna be 80.”

Fox was diagnosed with a brain disorder in 1991 after he noticed a tremor in his pinkie finger. The actor’s battle with the disorder has come to light again in the run-up to the release of his new documentary, Still, which follows his life over the previous three decades.

As per reports, he admits in the film: “I’m in intense pain. Each tremor is like a seismic jolt.”

He elaborated on the statement in a new interview he said: “It’s not so much pain from the movement, but from the not moving. It’s when you freeze, and in that freezing that not-movement becomes infused with all this energy and it becomes this burning, impending thing that never happens.

“I don’t want to get the violins out. I’ve broken my hand, my elbow, my humerus, my other humerus, my shoulder, my face and some other s— too. And all that stuff is amplified by the electricity of the tremors. So, yes, it hurts a lot. But what you learn is that nobody gives a s—. It’s just life. It doesn’t matter. You suck it up and you move on. And there might be a story to tell in it. But only that. There’s no chit that you can present to a window for a refund.”

Ever determined to remain optimistic despite his obvious struggles, Fox gallantly promised that he’s not “going anywhere”.

Because to his failing health, the actor announced his retirement in 2021: “The depression is [not] so deep that I’m going to injure myself … it always comes back to a place where I go, ‘Well, there’s more to celebrate in my life than there is to mourn.’ The pain speaks for itself. You either tolerate it or you don’t. And I’m not going anywhere.”

I’m not sure about you, but I find inspiration in Michael J. Fox’s ability to persevere in the face of such hardship. He is undoubtedly a celebrity to aspire to be like.

Are you in agreement? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below and join us in wishing Michael J. Fox the best possible luck going forward.

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