Michael J. Fox Sends Heartfelt Message to Supporters in the Midst of Parkinson’s Battle

In the face of his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease, beloved actor Michael J. Fox has reached out to his loyal fans with a touching message.

Speaking about his upcoming AppleTV+ documentary, STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, the Back to the Future star opened up about his personal journey and the motivation behind his latest project. At 61 years old, Michael has been living with Parkinson’s since his diagnosis at the age of 29 in 1991.

Raising Awareness and Gratitude

During an interview with US Weekly, Michael shared the two main reasons that inspired him to create the documentary. First and foremost, he expressed his desire to raise awareness about Parkinson’s, a cause that has been close to his heart for many years. “Raising awareness for this condition has been extremely important to me, and I wanted to continue that effort through cinema,” he stated.

The second reason is his fans. Michael acknowledged that his fans, along with his family, have been the reason he has been able to persevere. “My fans gave me life, and I wanted to be open about mine,” he emotionally revealed. This display of gratitude for his supporters showcases the deep connection between Michael and his fans.

A Positive Outlook on Life

As Michael promotes his documentary, he has also taken the opportunity to share more about his personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. During a recent Q&A session after a screening of the film at SXSW in Texas, Michael, alongside his wife of nearly 35 years, Tracy Pollan, candidly discussed their experiences. While acknowledging the challenges of living with Parkinson’s, Michael emphasized that he refuses to wallow in self-pity.

“Parkinson’s stinks,” he admitted, “but I have a great life, so thank you.” Michael highlighted that feeling sorry for oneself only hinders progress. Instead, he chooses to focus on the lessons that can be learned from his journey and encourages others to do the same. With an unwavering optimism, he expressed his determination to face Parkinson’s head-on and move forward.

A Premiere Worth Anticipating

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie is set to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023. Following the premiere, the documentary will be available to stream on AppleTV+ starting May 12th. The film promises an intimate look into Michael’s life and career, documenting his struggles and triumphs with Parkinson’s disease. Fans, old and new, can eagerly anticipate this poignant and inspiring tribute to a true Hollywood legend.

Let’s continue supporting Michael J. Fox and his unwavering spirit as he navigates life with Parkinson’s disease and raises awareness for this important cause.