• Michael J Fox has Parkinson's disease
  • He is open about his illness
  • This is how he is today

Despite his Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox (61) appears regularly in public. The actor received the diagnosis in 1991 and made it public in 1998.

According to People, he opened up about how he's doing today at the South by Southwest Festival, where he was presenting his documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie.

This is how Michael J. Fox is doing with his Parkinson's disease

Michael J. Fox revealed that the worst thing for him is being pitied by people for his illness. "Pity is a benign form of abuse. I can feel sorry for myself, but I don't have time for this" said the actor.

He also offers candid words: "Parkinson's sucks but it's a great life so thank you for that." The Back to the Future star does not let his diagnosis get him down and even continued to work as an actor for a long time afterward - until it was no longer possible.

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"You do what you have to do, but you don't want to kill yourself. And that's where I stopped", explained the 61-year-old at the festival. In 2020 he was last seen in two episodes of the series The Good Fight.

In his documentary film, Michael J. Fox will give an insight into his life, but his illness will not be the focus. Director Davis Guggenheim has "made a conscious decision not to make a film about Parkinson's disease."