Actor Michael J. Fox, a paragon of optimism despite his long-standing battle with Parkinson’s Disease, revealed in his latest memoir, “No Time Like the Future,” that he is no longer pursuing acting due to the disease’s debilitating nature.
According to The New York Times, Fox wrote in his memoir that the advancing disease sometimes renders him unable to speak or think properly in given environments.
“Not being able to speak reliably is a game-breaker for an actor,” he wrote. “Absent a chemical intervention, Parkinson’s will render me frozen, immobile, stone-faced, and mute — entirely at the mercy of my environment. For someone for whom motion equals emotion, vibrance and relevance, it’s a lesson in humility.”
Given the nature of that admission, fans of Fox were left wondering if perhaps the “Back to the Future” actor was quitting acting for good instead of just taking a break. In a statement to Fox News, the actor’s spokesperson said he “is not