The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which was detected almost 30 years ago, are more and more frequent, which makes it impossible for him to continue with his brilliant career.
Actor Michael J. Fox, who played the character of Marty McFly in the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, has announced his retirement from the world of acting due to the deterioration in his health caused by Parkinson’s disease, the which was diagnosed almost 30 years ago.
As the author comments in his memoirs published this Tuesday, ‘No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality’ (which can be translated as ‘There is no time like the future: an optimist considers mortality’), quoted by LA Times, due to his condition it is increasingly difficult for him to perform as an actor, which has led him, “at least for now, to enter a second retirement.”
“There is a time for everything, and my time of working twelve hours and memorizing seven pages of dialogue is better left behind,” Fox said. “If this is the end of my acting career, so be it,” he added.
Similarly, in the publication the author details that episodes of confusion, dementia and memory loss, such as trying to find the keys to his car before remembering that he no longer drives or asking questions of people who are not in the same room , have become more and more frequent.
Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29, already a well-known figure in film and television. Then, a doctor would have told him that he would be lucky to work for 10 more years.
However, the actor managed to consolidate a brilliant career for nearly three decades, and will be remembered for his participation in series such as ‘Spin City’, ‘Scrubs’ or ‘Family Ties’, which earned him eight Emmy Award nominations, winning one of them in 2009.
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