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Michael J. Fox Announces Retirement From Acting Due To Battle With Parkinson's Disease

The star reveals all in his memoir "No Time Like the Future."

Michael J. Fox will no longer make appearances on your television screen. The iconic Back to the Future star made a public declaration that he will retire from acting due to his declining health in his new tell-all book "No Time Like the Future."

Fox released his new book on Tuesday, November 17th. In his memoir, the star shares:

"There is a time for everything, and my time of putting in a twelve-hour workday, and memorizing seven pages of dialogue, is best behind me."

Despite facing major adversity, Fox does believe that you should never say never.

"That could change, because everything changes. But if this is the end of my acting career, so be it."

In 1998, Fox announced that he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease back in 1991. He has used his massive platform for the better, starting a non-profit organization to find a cure for the illness. Through funded research and enhanced specialized therapies, he has educated many diverse communities about grappling with the daily life of Parkinson's.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has raised over $1 billion in research programs to date.

The New York Times calls his autobiography a "uniquely upbeat brand of pessimism."

The star also opened up about living life in a wheelchair to remove a tumor from his spinal cord back in 2018. During his experience being handicapped, he struggled with a lack of autonomy.

"It can be a frustrating and isolating experience, allowing someone else to determine the direction I'm going and the rate of speed I can travel. The pusher is in charge."

We wish Michael J. Fox the most optimal health.

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