Michael J. Fox’s Representatives Release Statement After Actor Falls On Stage


While at a fan expo, Back to the Future alum Michael J. Fox fell as he walked on stage. This incident comes after Fox gave sobering updates about the progression of his Parkinson’s disease. After Fox’s fall, his representatives have reportedly shared a statement regarding his tumble in relation to his health.

Fox, now 61, was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991; he went public with this diagnosis in ’98 and has since become the face of advocacy and research funding. However, he recently revealed that his Parkinson’s is progressing and that he does not expect he’ll see his eighties. Here is how that has influenced his day-to-day life recently.


Michael J. Fox’s representatives comment on his recent fall

Michael J. Fox’s representatives gave an update on his health / AMPAS/AdMedia

While attending a Back to the Future fan expo, Fox ascended the stage and tripped. Fortunately, he landed on a couch and appeared to feel well enough to continue the event. After the story – and accompanying footage – circulated online, Fox’s representatives shared a statement with the Mirror to provide some context for what happened and give fans an update on how Fox has been feeling after the worrying fall.


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“Michael has Parkinson’s. It’s no secret that people with Parkinson’s fall,” the statement says. “He is doing great and if you watch the video he immediately jumps to his feet and continues with the Q and A.” The statement concludes, “If you have any other inquiries about Michael and living with PD, please watch his Documentary STILL streaming on AppleTV +.”

Fox’s representatives assure he’s in good health as he crosses another milestone

Fox has been getting a lot of support from his family as his Parkinson’s battle gets “harder.” Just this Tuesday, he was named the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was accompanied to the New York City venue by his wife Tracy Pollan, 62, along with their 28-year-old twins: Aquinnah and Schuyler.

Fox has received abundant support from his loved ones / ImageCollect

The documentary Fox’s representatives referenced refers to STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie, a series that follows his career and battle with Parkinson’s disease, and released on May 12. According to its Apple TV+ synopsis, STILL incorporates archival footage with scripted scenes as it shows “Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails, and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.”

Michael J. Fox tripped while walking onstage / YouTube screenshot

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