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Watch the 'pure joy' as Coldplay bring Michael J. Fox on stage to play guitar at Glastonbury
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Watch the 'pure joy' as Coldplay bring Michael J. Fox on stage to play guitar at Glastonbury

"The way MJF kicked his leg up absolutely enjoying himself. 🥰❤️"

Coldplay brought Michael J. Fox on stage to perform with them during their headlining Glastonbury set.

Fox, who memorably played Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode' on guitar in 'Back to the Future', and has been battling Parkinson's Disease since 1991, was introduced by frontman Chris Martin ahead of their song 'Fix You'.

"With his Chuck Berry riff and the way he punched Biff: ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Michael J. Fox," Martin said as the actor took the stage in a wheelchair and played the guitar during 'Fix You' and 'Humankind'.

Afterwards, Martin added: "The main reason we're in a band is because of Back to the Future. So thank you to Michael, our hero."

Fans were brought to tears in the crowd and many shared their emotions online, with one commenter writing: "Just blubbed at this, what a moment of pure joy. Look at Michael's face, love him. Coldplay are just on another level 🤩"

Another said: "The way MJF kicked his leg up absolutely enjoying himself. 🥰❤️"

"Celebrate the legends while they’re still alive because they will never know after they’re gone how much they were loved," added a third. "MJF is the strongest man I’ve ever had the pleasure of growing up with!"

The rocker also honoured Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis with a touching on-stage tribute.

Martin serenaded the 88-year-old farmer turned festival impresario, who was sitting at the side of the stage, by singing: "As humans go you're the best of all sorts. You're a musical charmer, you're the world's greatest farmer. Whoever got knighted wearing shorts?"

Martin added: "Thank you, Michael, thank you for everything, we love you, everybody loves you," and asked the huge Pyramid stage crowd to cheer the Glastonbury chief to show their appreciation.

Eavis founded the event that would go on to be known as Glastonbury as the Pilton Pop Folk & Blues Festival in 1970, and his daughter Emily is now its main organiser.

Coldplay's set meant they were the first band to headline five times - having previously done so in 2002, 2005, 2011, and 2016.

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© Cover Media with additional reporting from Sophie van Soest.