Michael J Fox  falls during Back to the Future event amid Parkinson's battle

Michael J Fox falls during Back to the Future event amid Parkinson's battle


Michael J Fox suffered an unfortunate tumble on stage during a Back to the Future Q&A panel.

The 61-year-old actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in 1991 when he was just 29-years-old.

He recently revealed that managing his illness – in which parts of the brain are progressively damaged – has become ‘much harder’.

Over the weekend, the Stuart Little star was joined by his Back to the Future co-stars Christopher Lloyd, 84, and Tom Wilson, 64, for the event held in Philadelphia.

Michael tripped over his feet while walking on the stage, but luckily the sofa broke his fall and the retired actor recovered with grace and continued the event.

This comes after recently revealed his Parkinson’s diagnosis is getting ‘harder and tougher’ 

Michael has been open about his battle with the brain disorder, which causes uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

‘I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not going to lie, it’s getting hard, it’s getting harder. Every day is tougher. But, but that’s – that’s the way it is,’ he said in a preview clip for his upcoming appearance on CBS’ Sunday Mornings.

Recently speaking about the work being done by his foundation, Michael said the team had helped in the breakthrough that has found a biomarker for Parkinson’s.

‘It’s a biomarker, a way to identify the disease before the disease is present. By the time I was diagnosed, I had a little twitch in my pinky but…with this, we can identify the disease really early and help progression and essentially cure ahead of the game,’ he told Entertainment Tonight.

Earlier this year, he insisted that despite his health struggles, he ‘didn’t have time to feel sorry’ for himself.

As well as featuring in the Back to the Future trilogy, Michael also starred in Teen Wolf and The Secret of My Success, as well as in shows like The Good Fight in more recent times.

While he’s continued to act after the diagnosis, he’s said it is now harder to memorise lines due to the effects of the condition.

‘When I did the spinoff from The Good Wife, which is The Good Fight, I couldn’t remember the lines. I just had this blank, I couldn’t remember the lines,’ explained on the Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out podcast.

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