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Michael J Fox ‘broken his face’ due to Parkinson’s disease.

Michael J Fox 'broken his face' due to Parkinson's disease

Michael J Fox ‘broken his face’ due to Parkinson’s disease

The 61-year-old ‘Back to the Future’ actor has battled the disease for more than 30 years and detailed the litany of injuries and broken bones he suffered while enduring the degenerative disease.

He said in an interview on the cover of next week’s issue of Variety magazine, which appeared on Wednesday May 17: “I broke this shoulder – I had it replaced. I broke that elbow. I broke that hand.

“I had an infection that almost cost me that finger. I broke my face.

“I broke that humerus. And it sucked.

Michael, who has four children with his wife, Tracy Pollan, 62, and retired from acting in 2020, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, a year after ‘Back to the Future’ was released. part III”.

He added to Variety of the recent challenges he’s faced that remind him of the first time he learned he had Parkinson’s disease: “I have helpers around me quite often in case I fall. , and this lack of privacy is difficult to manage. with.

“I’ve lost family members, I’ve lost my dog, I’ve lost freedom, I’ve lost health. I hesitate to use the term ‘depression’ because I’m not diagnose me, but all the signs were there.”

He also said he struggled to speak due to his illness: “I sometimes have a brief moment of disappointment when a really good joke comes out and falls flat because people don’t understand what I’m saying. .

“It’s not like you can just repeat it. It’s dead on arrival. But you find ways to find your way there.

Michael founded the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research in 2000, which has raised over $1.75 billion for research funding.

He told ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ that the organization’s recently published study, which found researchers found a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease, is ‘changing everything’ for sufferers.

Michael added: “I know where we are right now. Five years from now they’ll be able to tell if you have it, they’ll be able to tell if you’re ever going to get it, and we’ll know how to treat it.

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