迈克尔·J. Fox no longer pursuing acting gigs amid battle with Parkinson’s disease

迈克尔·J. Fox no longer pursuing acting gigs amid battle with Parkinson's disease

迈克尔·J. 狐狸 is opening up about how Parkinson’s disease has impacted his acting career.

59-year-old actor recently spoke with The 纽约时报 about his fourth memoir, “No Time Like the Future,” in which he addresses his struggles with Parkinson’s.

In addition to motor skill difficulties, the neurodegenerative disorder can cause severe cognitive issues.

In his book, Fox writes thatnot being able to speak reliably is a game-breaker for an actor,” the Times reports.

迈克尔·J. FOX REVEALS STRUGGLE WITH MEMORIZING SKILLS DUE TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Absent a chemical intervention, Parkinson’s will render me frozen, immobile, stone-faced, and mute — entirely at the mercy of my environment,” the star writes. “For someone for whom motion equals emotion, vibrance and relevance, it’s a lesson in humility.

迈克尔·J. Fox said that he has given up acting because he cannot 'speak reliably' due to Parkinson's disease.

迈克尔·J. Fox said that he has given up acting because he cannot ‘speak reliablydue to Parkinson’s disease. (吉姆·斯派曼/ WireImage)

Fox’s admission has left fans questioning if he has decided to step back from acting for good. A spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Fox News on Saturday that Foxis not actively looking for work.

然而, the spokesperson added: “But if something great comes along and it works for him, he would consider it.

The actor is known, 当然, for his role as Marty McFly in theBack to the Future” 专营权, but he also became a household name thanks to the sitcomFamily Ties.Political comedySpin Cityand guest roles inThe Good Wifehave kept him in the spotlight since then.

最近, he appeared in two episodes ofGood Wifespin-offThe Good Fight,” an episode ofCorner Gas Animatedand the Netflix filmSee You Yesterday,” 每 IMDb. The last project Fox has listed on the site is a short, 标题 “野兽, Heroes of the Wildfire,” which is said to be currently filming.

迈克尔·J. FOX RECALLS HIS ‘DARKEST MOMENT’: I ‘QUESTIONED EVERYTHING

狐狸, who semi-retired following his diagnosis, has nabbed four Golden Globes and five Emmys, along with several more nominations.

The star also recently opened up about his struggles with acting 在接受采访时 人物杂志.

My short-term memory is shot,” he confessed.

In the past, the “Back to the Future” star said, “I always had a real proficiency for lines and memorization.”

迈克尔·J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan. Pollan, who is also Fox's former 'Family Ties' co-star, has been by his side every step of the way.

迈克尔·J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan. Pollan, who is also Fox’s former ‘Family Ties’ 配角, has been by his side every step of the way. (Noam Galai/Getty Images The Michael J. Fox Foundation)

“And I had some extreme situations where the last couple of jobs I did were actually really word-heavy parts. I struggled during both of them,” 他说.

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Fox added: “So the last couple of years have been trickier than most.

Despite his struggles with Parkinson’s, Fox’s wife and formerFamily Ties” 配角 Tracy Pollan has been by his side every step of the way.

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The book is a love letter to Tracy,” Fox told the Times. “She really got me through everything.

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