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Michael J. Fox talks about the day he noticed the first symptoms of Parkinson’s: “It was a message”

Documentary Still: A Movie About Michael J. Fox came to Apple TV on Friday to bring viewers little-known details about the Back to the Future hero’s life before and after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.

In part one of the film, Fox describes what were in his case—the first symptoms of his illness. Interestingly, the 61-year-old actor He started noticing her after spending the night with her colleague, Woody Harrelson.,

Fox told that when he woke up in the morning, He noticed that his little finger moves on its own, “I woke up with a brutal hangover, realizing that my pinky had been excised. For God’s sake, it’s just your fucking finger. Did my head explode?”

“The tape of the events of the night before was hazy at best. Woody Harrelson was at the bar the night before. Maybe we had a famous drunken fight? But he didn’t remember any fight. I found myself in an acid bath of fear and professional insecurity,” the Back to the Future actor said.

,the vibration was a message, Even the craziest imagination I ever had could not prepare me for the words the neurologist spoke to me that day: Parkinson’s disease,” Fox continued.

“I replied, ‘You know who you’re talking to, don’t you? I’m not the one to whom this should happen.’ He said a few more words like ‘progressive, degenerative, incurable.’ He said, ‘You lose this. You lose this game. It won’t happen’. I remember stopping in the street looking for answers . My world came crashing down. I should have seen this coming, the cosmic price I had to pay for all my success.”

A movie life

Fox was 29 when he was diagnosed with the disease. From that moment on, his life was dominated by alcohol and pills until, with the help of his wife of 35 years, tracy pollan He was able to get out.

Michael J. Fox (right) in Back to the Future.

Michael became known for the series family relations But his last name gained worldwide fame with the sci-fi comedy trilogy, Back to the Future.

When promoting the documentary, Fox emphasized that Still is a production with a sense of humor.

“Of course, everything in life has its share of stress, breakdown or sadness, but i’m interested in looking for the fun part of things Humor is universally human, and it’s very powerful,” Fox explains in a virtual conference about his documentary, which arrives on the Apple TV platform this Friday.

What is Parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s is a disease of the nervous system that affects movement because the brain does not produce enough dopamine.

According to the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, it usually begins around the age of 60, but in some cases it can appear earlier. Also, it is generally more common in men than in women. There is currently no definitive cure, but there are treatments that improve symptoms and people’s quality of life over the long term.

With the right treatment, a person with Parkinson’s can have a life expectancy similar to that of a healthy person. 10 to 20 years can pass since diagnosis, with a good quality of life.

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