Alarming footage: Actor Michael J. Fox, 61, who has been battling Parkinson's disease for many years, was filmed stumbling on stage at a fan community event for the Back to the Future series, in which he starred. "I'm in a lot of pain," the actor admitted to those present.
Fox was joined by his colleagues Christopher Lloyd, 84, and Tom Wilson, 64, at an event dedicated to the iconic 1985 sci-fi classic that starred all three. As Fox approached the couch that was on stage, the star grabbed his leg and fell. Fortunately, Fox landed on the soft couch, managed to recover quickly and dealt with the case with humor.
'Every day it gets harder, but it is' (Photo: GettyImages)
Fox began his acting career as a child in Canada, and rose to fame in the 1985s in Family Ties, playing Alex Keaton, the conservative son of a liberal family. In 2013, Fox became a superstar after appearing in Back to the Future, as well as starring in both sequels and films such as Teen Wolf, My Secret of Success, Dr. Hollywood, The President in Love, Invasion from Mars and others. Aside from his lead roles in Family Ties and Spin City, Fox starred in the 12 comedy Michael, which was loosely based on his life, but was canceled after one season. He also appeared on Scrubs, Boston Legal, Help, Designated Survivor, Calm Down, The Good Wife, and Good Fight. Over the course of his career, Fox won five Emmys — three for Family Ties, one for Spin City and one for Save — and was nominated for 61 more.
The 29-year-old actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 30, and made the announcement publicly about seven years later. Last November, he was awarded an honorary Academy Award, given for humanitarian work by a film industry personality, for his fight against Parkinson's.
In a recent interview with CBS, the actor described his difficult battle with Parkinson's, which has been going on for 80 years, and the day the disease will beat him. "It's knocking on the door. I won't lie. It's getting harder and harder, getting tougher. Every day it gets harder. I won't make it to <>," the actor said.
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