Michael J Fox has made a heartbreaking statement as he accepts his own mortality amid his battle against Parkinson’s disease.
It was in 1991 when the actor was diagnosed with the condition at aged 29.
People with the neurodegenerative disorder suffer from symptoms such as memory loss, depression, stiffness and shaking.
In 1998, Fox went public with his battle with the disorder and launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation two years later.
The foundation is “dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.”
Fox recently revealed that the Michael J. Fox Foundation has played a major role in funding research into Parkinson’s disease that could be a game-changer for patients.
But fans have been left heartbroken as they witness how the condition affected not only his well-being but also his career.
In a preview for his CBS Sunday Morning’s Jane Pauley interview, Fox has made a heartbreaking prediction and said he doesn’t believe he’s going to reach 80.
“My life is set up so… I can pack Parkinson’s along with me if I have to,” the 61-year-old actor says in the preview.
“You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s.”
Fox also revealed that a simple cold or injury could prove fatal to him.
“I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it… I’m not gonna be 80,” he continued.
“It’s banging on the door […] I’m not going to lie, it’s getting hard, it’s getting harder,” Fox continues.
“Every day is tougher. But, but that’s — that’s the way it is.”
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