"I'm Not Gonna Be 80": Michael J. Fox Candidly Talks Health Concerns
"I'm not gonna be 80, I'm not gonna be 70, not even 60," Fox said. "But I'm still here."
Actor Michael J. Fox, best known for his iconic roles in "Back to the Future" and "Family Ties," recently opened up about his health concerns in an interview with AARP magazine.
In the candid conversation, Fox discussed his ongoing battle with Parkinson's disease and his decision to retire from acting.
The 60-year-old actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, at the age of 29.
However, in 2020, Fox announced his retirement from acting due to the progression of his disease. In the AARP interview, he spoke about the difficulty of coming to that decision.
"It was a gradual move toward retirement," Fox said. "It's a tough decision because you always want to be able to do more, but my short-term memory is shot.
Despite the challenges, Fox remains optimistic about the future and the advancements being made in Parkinson's research.
"I believe in optimism, I believe in hope, I believe in taking action," Fox said. "We're in a great position to find answers to some of these questions about Parkinson's disease."
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