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Michael J. Fox: the Disease Destroyed His Career, but Love Have Saved Him

Michael became incredible successful at a young age. He quit hockey, where he had no light due to his height, and became interested in theater. Fox’s journey into the silver screen began with television series.


After a couple of minor roles on TV, he was invited into the main cast of the popular sitcom Family Ties. Michael won three Emmys and a Golden Globe for his work in that TV series.

However, he became even more successful after starring in his first big movie. He turned into an international star thanks to Back to the Future franchise created by Robert Zemeckis. Michael Fox played the role of Marty McFly so brilliantly and convincing that every critic in Hollywood predicted his stellar future.

However, out of nowhere, Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. It could be the consequence of filming a scene from the third “Back to the Future” movie in which his hero is hanged by the bandits. Fox has almost died on the set.

Michael was devastated by the news. He became addicted to alcohol. He told about his condition in public only seven years later. However, he managed to regain his lost self-confidence and, according to the actor himself, became a complete optimist. He was saved by the love of his wife — actress Tracy Pollan, who was desperately fighting for her loved one.

According to Zoomboola, Michael established the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The actor lives with the hope that someday scientists will manage to solve his problem. Of course, Michael is not planning on continuing his creative career. Sometimes he jokes that his illness has its advantages.

For instance, he would never know how Tracy loves him otherwise. In addition, he finds true happiness and peace among his family, among three daughters, a son and a beloved wife.