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Michael J. Fox admits Parkinson’s is ‘bad’ but still has ‘a great life’: “I have no regrets,” he says.

After screening his own documentary at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Fox said of living with Parkinson’s disease, “I feel sorry for myself, but I just don’t have the time.”

A documentary by Michael J. Fox was then screened. The 61-year-old Fox actor has spoken out about his life since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, breaking the news at the 1998 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.

He was asked why he “didn’t have a choice”, even though he had drawn people’s attention to Parkinson’s disease during the Q&A session. “I have to give everything I have. This is not just a story. Come and do your best.” He added, “Pity is a nonviolent form of abuse. You can bemoan your shortcomings, but you don’t have time. You can learn from this, so let’s end this and move on.” prize”.

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In response to director Davis Guggenheim’s question about the film, Fox said his intention to share more about his life is to give back to his fans. In a way, he said, “My fans have given me life,” and “I wanted to show my gratitude to those who have helped me so much and give them some of my time.” It was a pleasure to hear from each of you. ”.

He thanked Guggenheim and said, “Parkinson’s stinks, but it’s a great life.” he said: “I have no regrets for continuing to work after my diagnosis. I will do my duty while avoiding self-destruction. At this point I stopped.”

The documentary’s logline states that it “contains factual, archival and scripted elements, with a stunning narration in Fox’s own words.” Fox said that the film was not simply about his health, but was “a description of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic tension and cinematic charm”, and his “ever-happening history” over the years that followed. It includes a personal journey that has never been seen before. His diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

“At the beginning David said, ‘I want to cover Parkinson’s, but I don’t want to make a movie about Parkinson’s.’ Fox explained, ‘He made a movie about life. He made Parkinson’s.’ I made a conscious decision not to make a film about disease.” In a 2021 interview, the Back to the Future actor explained his decision to reveal his illness.

According to Fox, it was seven or eight years after my diagnosis, during which time paparazzi and other people outside my apartment were yelling at me, “What’s wrong?” Ask the neighbors to deal with it,” so I went outside. It was so good. Beautifully completed. ”. He continued, “I was amazed by the reaction of people.” I wasn’t given the chance to do it.”

Michael J. Fox founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research in 2000 after going public with Parkinson’s disease.

“The Michael J. Fox Foundation is committed to discovering a cure for Parkinson’s disease and better treatments for people currently living with Parkinson’s disease through a highly funded research program,” according to information on the foundation’s website. We are committed to the continuous development of