Michael J Fox Gives a Somber Update on Health and the Star Doesn’t Think He’ll Make It to Age 80

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In a somber Michael J Fox update on health, the star says he doesn't think he'll make it to the age of 80.

Parkinson’s disease has wreaked havoc on Michael's life. Diagnosed at the young age of 29, the 62-year-old actor questions how much time he has left.

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Celebrated for his iconic roles in Back to the Future and Family Ties, Michael radiates optimism and embraces life with gratitude. His journey was once marked by the impact of the condition on his health. However, it has transformed into a story of triumph and hope.

Michael J Fox shared candidly in an update how the last three decades of battling this progressive disease have taken a toll on his health. His recent interview was marked by shakes, tremors, and difficult speech. It shows how the disease is slowly taking away parts of his life. He shared he knows he's not going to make it to 80.

“I mean, I’m not gonna lie. It’s getting hard ... it’s getting tougher. Every day, it’s tougher. But that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that?" he said.

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Despite the challenges, Michael exudes an inspiring resilience. He maintains a joyful demeanor, transforming his progressive battle into an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity.

He credits his wife, Tracy Polland, for standing by his side.

For the last 35 years, through grace, she's been an example to the world of what it means to honor your partner in sickness and in health, for better and for worse. Michael says she's been his rock. And he added that ‘Until death do we part' has taken on a whole new meaning to him as well.

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Instead of lamenting about what the disease is taking from him, he faces each day with grit, hope, and spunk. Each morning he wakes up is a gift. Michael J Fox, the star, is grateful for the small things: his wife, his family, and the time he has left.

Amid his trials, Michael's story serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration. It reminds us that even in the face of debilitating conditions, the human spirit can triumph. His enduring legacy extends beyond the screen. It portrays a narrative of strength, love, and the unwavering belief that, ultimately, joy can be found even in the darkest of moments.

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"Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved," Psalm 55:22.

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