Fox plotting 'second retirement' from acting

Lawrence Kim
November 22, 2020

Today marks the release of Michael J. Fox's autobiography No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, and among his words of reflection and resilience, the Edmonton-born actor has shared that he will once more retire from acting.

"Go back to the futureThe star, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1991 at the age of 29, adds: "There is a time for everything, and my time to spend twelve hours a working day and remember the seven-page dialogue is my Better than".

Since then, Fox has become an advocate for research on Parkinson's while also continuing his acting career with voice-over work mixed with guest stints in television series such as Rescue Me & The Good Wife.

In his new book, "There is no such time as the future " The 59-year-old actor, who has been battling Parkinson's disease for nearly 30 years, agrees to enter a" second retirement "and is ready to end his acting career. In 2018, Fox underwent surgery for a noncancerous tumor on his spine and had to learn to walk again. "I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorization. I struggled during both of them". My guitar playing is no good.

It's tough to read those words about an actor who has brought so much joy to so many people, and who's done so much good for the world through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. So it's down to writing. "Luckily, I really enjoy it".

Some of the recent symptoms Fox mentions are his declining memory and frequent confusion, such as speaking to individuals who are not in the same room.

"Accepting that this thing has happened, and you accept it for what it is".

He further talks about being optimistic despite the diagnosis and believes that it doesn't mean that one can't endeavor to change. It doesn't mean you have to accept it as a punishment or a penance, but just put it in its proper place.

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