The ‘Back to the Future’ actor is ready to give up his acting career as he struggles to ‘download and repeat words’ after a series of health problems.
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Michael J. Fox Ready to call up the time in his acting career.
In his new book “No time like the futureThe 59-year-old actor, who is nearly 30 years old in his battle with Parkinson’s disease, admits he’s entering a “second retirement” and is ready to end his acting career.
Fox shares that his “work as an actor does not define me,” and goes on to tell readers that his recent health struggles were only one factor in his decision to stop acting.
He writes, “The resulting deficiency in my ability to literally download and repeat words is the latest ripple in the pond.” “There are reasons for my vertebrae in memorization – whether it’s aging, cognitive problems with disease, distraction from persistent sensations of Parkinson’s disease, or lack of sensation due to the spine – but I read it as a message, or an indicator.”
The “Back to the futureThe star, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1991 at the age of 29, adds: “There is time for everything, and my time working for twelve hours working, and keeping seven pages of dialogue, is the best behind me … At least for now. ”
Fox wrote: “In fairness with myself and with poor, trapped producers, directors, editors, and script supervisors, not to mention low-tempo actors, I’m entering a second retirement.” “That could change, because everything changes. But if this is the end of my acting career, then so be it.”
In the midst of his battle with Parkinson’s disease, the actor found that a non-cancerous mass was growing on his spine – threatening his mobility. When he learned to walk again after undercover spinal surgery, he fell and broke his arm.
“That was when I questioned everything,” he recalls. Parkinson’s disease, my back and my arms.