In 1991, the Back to the Future actor was diagnosed.
This past weekend, Michael J.
during a Back to the Future Q&A at the Fan Expo in Philadelphia. Fox suffered a slight setback.
The 61-year-old retired man, who has bravely battled Parkinson’s disease since 1991, took a slight stumble as he ascended the stage.
Thankfully, the stage’s couch served as a tether to cushion the star’s fall and spare the floor from more severe damage.
Unfazed, the actor recovered gracefully, rejoined the panel, and the program went on as planned. He was accompanied by 84-year-old Christopher Lloyd and 64-year-old Tom Wilson, both of whom appeared in Back to the Future.
Just over a month ago, Michael revealed that his nearly three-decade struggle with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic degenerative condition that affects the nervous system and motor skills, was getting harder.
Michael, who is best known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, wore a casual outfit. His outfit consisted of a white T-shirt, black jeans, and a denim jacket. White Nike sneakers, a blue and yellow baseball cap, and clear-rimmed glasses added a touch of class to his otherwise casual ensemble.
Christopher, who is best known for his role as the eccentric Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown in the series, showed off his cool, unassuming sense of style in a black puffer vest, a long-sleeved top, and blue pants. Wilson dressed like school bully Biff Tannen perfectly, wearing a sharp blue jacket and matching pants.
Fans were delighted by the iconic trio’s casual on-stage seating, attentive conversation, and sharing of tales from their work on the renowned film.
Michael had already gained popularity from his lead role in the television comedy Family Ties. He gained even more fame for his portrayal of the adventurous young time traveler Marty McFly in the 1985 movie Back to the Future. The movie grossed over $380 million at international box offices, making it a huge success.
Despite receiving less favorable reviews than the first movie in the series, Back to the Future: Part II ended up being the third highest-grossing film of 1989.
The performer had a good week despite his stage blunder because he got to spend time with his family and honor his doppelganger son Sam’s 34th birthday. Michael shared heartfelt pictures from the occasion on Instagram, including one in which he kissed his child on the cheek.
The twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, both 27, Esmé Annabelle, 21, and Sam are his children, along with his 62-year-old wife Tracy Pollan.
The couple wed in 1988.
In April, Michael was candid and open about his struggles with Parkinson’s disease on CBS Sunday Morning. He declared, “[Parkinson’s] banging on the door.”. It’s getting harder, I won’t lie. The going is harder now. ”.
When asked about the outlook for the condition, he responded, “You don’t die from Parkinson’s.”. I won’t be alive when I’m 80. ”.
Considering his health, the actor decided to stop performing in 2020. Since being told he had Parkinson’s disease, he has devoted himself to raising money for the disease through the Michael J. Over $1 billion has been successfully raised for the Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In November of the previous year, he was honored with an Academy Award for his tireless efforts to advance the study of the disease.