He suffers from Parkinson's disease Jun 9, 2021 Jun 9, 2021 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Michael J. Fox is still a name very much cemented with Hollywood thanks to his icon status gained from the ‘Back to the Future’ series. But for the past 30 years, he has been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, having been diagnosed during the filming of ‘Doc Hollywood’ in 1991. Parkinson’s is a long term motor condition which – amongst other things – affects an individual’s ability to walk, move and usually worsens over time. Michael was told in 1991 that he would only be able to work for a few more years at most and fell into a depressive battle with alcohol as a result. However, he manged almost another 30 years in the biz and only retired last year. He also established the Michael J. Fox foundation in 2000, a charity dedicated to finding a cure for the disease. It has gone on to raise more than $1 billion for the cause. TownNews.com Content Exchange Tags Michael J. Fox Princess Diana Barack Obama Back To The Future Stuart Little Family Ties TownNews.com Content Exchange As featured on +11 Why Michael J. Fox was FORCED to retire from acting and other facts about the Hollywood star Michael J. Fox became one of the biggest and most beloved names in Hollywood when he cut his… Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Got An Announcement? We accept many different kinds of announcements. Just click on the button below and submit a form. Go to forms Purchase a Subscription There are no services available.