Michael J. Fox Channels Marty McFly with On-Stage Concert Performance

by Samantha Whidden
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Over the weekend, actor Michael J Fox channeled his iconic Back to the Future character Marty McFly while performing onstage at his A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s Gala. The event took place in New York City. 

According to The Daily Mail, Michael J Fox joined Sting for the onstage performance while rocking a black blazer, white graphic t-shirt, black plans, and black-framed glasses. 

As previously reported, Michael J Fox has raised more than $1 billion for Parkinson’s cure research. The actor announced his own Parkinson’s diagnosis in 1991 when he was 29-years-old. Speaking about the cause, Fox stated, “I just want to get this done. I’m committed to this. I won’t stop until it happens.  

Michael J Fox goes on to explain that if researchers can find a way to identify the conditional before it’s evident, then it can be treated prophylactically. “Then maybe you don’t get it.”

Those who attendance Michael J Fox’s big event over the weekend were Julianna Magulies, Brad Paisley, Spike Lee, Denis Leary, Katie Couric, Blake Griffin, Ali Wentworth, and George Stephanopoulos. 

Michael J Fox Admits He Revealed His Parkinson’s Diagnosis After Paparazzi Hackled Him 

During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Michael J Fox revealed that he announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 1991 after paparazzi actually hackled him about his undisclosed condition.

“It was seven or eight years after I had been diagnosed,” the actor recalled. “[And] the paparazzi and stuff, they would stand outside my apartment and heckle at me, like, ‘What’s a matter with you?’ I said, ‘I can’t be making my neighbors deal with this,’ so I came out, and it was great. It was a great thing.”

Despite being forced to reveal his struggles, Michael J Fox said that his fans responded with interest. “In the desire to find an answer to the disease. And then I saw that as a great opportunity. I didn’t get put in this position to squander it.”

The Back to the Future star also reflected on the 30 years he has had the illness. “I think it’s part of my life. It’s what and it’s who I am. And it’s a struggle sometimes. I’m not going to lie, it’s really hard to get up and get ready and get out in the world [some days].”

While also speaking about the support he receives from his wife of 33 years, Tracy Pollan, the actor added, “We understand each other. And if you go through something like I am going through, just have someone that you are going to look at and know that they know [what you’re dealing with]. She is my best friend and she is still sexy as hell as she is great.”

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