Michael J. Fox was spotted falling on stage during an interview panel at a Back to the Future fan event.
The 61-year-old beloved star recently told fans that his battle with Parkinson’s disease was “getting harder and harder” and admitted he was in “extreme pain”.
Michael, 61, opened up about his condition in the groundbreaking documentary Still, admitting, “I’m in pain, it’s excruciating.”
The actor was just 29 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is an incurable brain degenerative disease that gradually causes the body to lose its ability to control itself.
Over the weekend, Michael attended a Fan Expo event alongside costars Christopher Lloyd, 84, and Tom Wilson, 64.
On his way to the sofa on stage, Michael seemed to trip and fall, and thankfully landed on the soft sofa.
Looking dapper in dark jeans, a white T-shirt, denim jacket and cap, the father of four quickly recovered to continue the show with his trademark humor and style.
The three were there to talk about the iconic 1985 sci-fi classic Back to the Future, in which they all starred.
Following the success of this film and Michael’s other project, the 1985 supernatural thriller Teen Wolf, Starr became, in his own words, “bigger than bubblegum.”
He bought a Ferrari and a Rolls-Royce and went out to party with friends, including his close drinking buddy Woody Harrelson.
During their trip to Thailand, the pair drank a local-made mixture of cobra blood and whiskey.
Michael recalls: “Liquor is free and I was usually the guest of honor.”
Over the next decade, he made 16 more films, including two Back to the Future sequels and the romantic comedy Doc Hollywood.
Michael’s fall over the weekend came after he admitted that living with Parkinson’s disease was “getting harder” by the day.
In an interview with CBS Morning’s Jane Pauley, the star spoke about the disease and what life is like living with an incurable disease.
He said: “Oh, I’m banging on the door. I’m not going to lie. It’s getting harder. It’s getting harder.”
“It’s getting tougher every day, but that’s the way it is. I mean, who am I going to see about it?
“You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die from Parkinson’s. That’s why I’ve been thinking about Parkinson’s mortality. I’m not going to be 80. I’m not going to be 80.”
Fox revealed his diagnosis in 1998 and announced he would be entering his “second retirement” in 2020.
And thanks to the actor, last month we came one step closer to understanding why an estimated 137,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s disease.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation has announced the discovery of the first spinal fluid test that can detect the presence of human disease.
You can even spot the signs before symptoms appear.
MichaelThe Foundation, which has raised a staggering £1.2 billion to cure the disease, said: “This will greatly open up our ability to develop the next generation of medicines that will benefit everyone living with this disease. will be,’ he said.
With bold optimism, he even added, “We are on the verge of stopping it once and for all.”
What is Parkinson’s disease, how is it treated, what are the symptoms of this disease and is it hereditary?
Parkinson’s disease is a disease in which parts of the brain are gradually damaged over many years. The disorder affects her 1 in about 500 people.
according to NHSsymptoms include:
- Involuntary shaking of certain parts of the body (shivering)
- slow movement
- stiff and inflexible muscles
- depression and anxiety
- problem of balance
- loss of sense of smell
- sleep problems
- memory problems
How is Parkinson’s disease treated and is it hereditary?
This condition is caused by the loss of nerve cells in the brain, leading to a decrease in dopamine.
Because dopamine is essential for regulating body movements, a decrease in dopamine is responsible for many of the symptoms experienced by people with Parkinson’s disease.
The cause of neuronal loss is unknown, but many experts believe that both genetic and environmental factors are responsible.
Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are treatments available to relieve the main symptoms and maintain quality of life.
- Supportive care – such as physical and occupational therapy
- sometimes brain surgery
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