Following the screening of his documentary at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Fox said of living with Parkinson’s disease, “I may feel sorry for myself, but I don’t have time for that.”.

Micheal J. Fox is openly discussing his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Still: A Michael J. Fox Documentary was screened after that. The 61-year-old actor from Fox Movie spoke about his life since receiving a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and making the news of it public in 1998 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.

He was asked how he “didn’t have a choice” after rallying people to care about Parkinson’s during a Q&A session. “I have to give it everything I’ve got; this isn’t just talk. I turn up and give it my all. ”.

He continued, “Pity is a form of abuse that doesn’t involve violence. I could bemoan my own shortcomings, but I don’t have the time. Let’s finish this up and get on with it because we can learn from this. ”.

Michael J. Fox admits that Parkinson’s disease “sucks,” yet he has a “great life”: ‘I Have No Regrets,’ he says.

Fox said that his intention in sharing more about his life is to give back to his followers in response to questions about the movie from director Davis Guggenheim.

In a sense, he said, “My fans have given me my life.”. “I wanted to show my gratitude and give some of my time to those who had helped me so much. Hearing from each of you was a joy. ”.

He thanked Guggenheim, saying, “Parkinson’s stinks, but it’s a great life.

He said, “I don’t regret continuing to work after my diagnosis. You fulfill your obligations while avoiding self-destruction. I stopped at that point. ”.

The logline for the documentary states that it “incorporates factual, archive, and scripted elements, presenting Fox’s amazing narrative in his own words.”.

Fox stated that there is much more to the movie than just his health, even though it includes an “account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss,” as well as his “never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis with Parkinson’s.”.

“Early on, David said, ‘I want to cover Parkinson’s, but I don’t want to make a movie about Parkinson’s. Fox explained, “He made a movie about life. He chose not to make a movie about Parkinson’s disease on purpose. ”.

In a 2021 interview, the Back to the Future actor explained his choice to reveal his illness.

Michael J. Fox admits that Parkinson’s disease “sucks,” yet he has a “great life”: ‘I Have No Regrets,’ he says.

That was seven or eight years after my diagnosis, according to Fox, and during that time, people like paparazzi and other people would yell at me outside of my apartment, “What’s wrong with you?”. “I said, ‘I can’t be making my neighbors deal with this,’ so I went outside, which was great. Wonderfully done. ”.

He continued, “I was surprised at how people reacted. “I saw that as a golden opportunity because the responses were full of curiosity and a desire to find a treatment for the condition. I wasn’t given this opportunity to squander it. ”.

Michael J. Fox created the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2000 after disclosing he had the condition.

“With a research program that receives significant funding, the Michael J. The Fox Foundation is committed to finding a treatment for Parkinson’s disease and ensuring the advancement of better therapies for people who are currently living with the condition, according to information on the foundation’s website.