Michael J. Fox on Parkinson’s battle: ‘Every day is tougher’
Michael J. Fox does not think he will live to see his 80th birthday.
The 61-year-old actor was diagnosed with brain disorder Parkinson’s disease – which causes uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination – when he was at the age of 30 and admitted that he has been thinking about his own “mortality” in recent times.
Speaking in a preview clip for his upcoming appearance on CBS Sunday Mornings, he said: “My life is set up so…I can pack Parkinson’s along with me if I have to. You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s. I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it. I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not going to lie, it’s getting hard, it’s getting harder. Every day is tougher. But, but that’s – that’s the way it is.”
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