Michael J. Fox says his Parkinson's disease may put an end to his acting career

goss 06/11/2020

'Back to the Future' star Michael J. Fox has opened up about his Parkinson's disease and how it has impacted his acting career.

"My short-term memory is shot," he told People magazine.

"I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorization. And I had some extreme situations where the last couple of jobs I did were actually really word-heavy parts. I struggled during both of them," he admits.

"My guitar playing is no good. My sketching is no good anymore, my dancing never was good, and acting is getting tougher to do. So it’s down to writing. Luckily, I really enjoy it."

Parkinson's is a disease that can cause tremors, slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance.

Despite acknowledging that he may have to pull away from acting, Michael was incredibly thankful for the blessings he's had in his life.

"Accepting that this thing has happened," he said "and you accept it for what it is. It doesn’t mean that you 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. Then see how much the rest of your life you have to thrive in, and then you can move on."