Michael J. Fox Reports That ‘Good Things Are Happening’ After Challenging Year Amid Parkinson’s Battle


Following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox publicly disclosed his condition in 1998, a decision that marked a significant turning point in his life and career. Since then, Fox has become a prominent figure in the fight against Parkinson’s, dedicating a substantial portion of his time and resources to advancing research efforts, raising awareness, and supporting those affected by the disease.

Despite facing the daily challenges of Parkinson‘s, the 62-year-old has remained resilient and determined to make a positive impact. He used his platform to address the misconceptions and stigma surrounding the disease, advocating for greater understanding and compassion towards those living with neurological disorders. However, in a recent update on his health journey, Fox shared a glimpse into his personal experiences, reflecting on the trials and triumphs of the past year.


Michael J. Fox shares good news amid his Parkinson’s struggles

26 February 2017 – Hollywood, California – Michael J. Fox. 89th Annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held at Hollywood & Highland Center. Photo Credit: AMPAS/AdMedia

While speaking at the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s recent event, A Country Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s, Fox expressed optimism for the future despite the physical challenges he faced throughout the year. “You know, my daughter’s getting married too, good things are happening, and life is good,” he told People Magazine. “And so it’s been a good year, for sure.”


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Amidst all the positive experiences, the 62-year-old also recognized his challenges, contemplating the rigorous demands of projects and various commitments. “There’s been a lot of challenges, a lot of physical challenges these days have been different bits, but just that I had a lot of stuff. I had a movie, a documentary, and a lot of obligations,” he added. “A lot of things have been a lot of effort … And so it was a tough year, but a good year, in each of the challenges [that] came up.”

Micheal J. Fox praises his wife and children for standing by him through his trying times

The 62-year-old expressed heartfelt gratitude towards his wife, Tracy Pollan, and his family, as well as his dedicated team, for their unwavering support in overcoming the challenges he faced. He shared that their love and encouragement played a pivotal role in helping him navigate through difficult times with strength and resilience.


“With the help of family, with the help of people that I work with, I’ve been able to meet those challenges and go beyond them and do new things,” Fox says. “And the whole thing is just keep having new experiences, whether it’s experiences that push forward, what we’re trying to do and our mission with foundation.”

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