Michael J Fox Makes a Big Announcement

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You probably haven’t heard a whole lot about famed actor Michael J. Fox in a while. But lucky for you, he’s recently made an announcement that could mean his return to a screen near you.

As you likely know, Fox was a big star in the 80s, 90s, and into the 2000s, starring in TV hits like Family Ties and big movie action films like the Back to the Future trilogy.

But that all seemed to end, or at least suffer a major setback when Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. While initially being diagnosed in 1991, Fox kept working officially until 2020, when he announced his retirement. But those years in between met him with fewer and fewer opportunities to live out his acting career.

As he made clear with his retirement, he didn’t feel he could do the job well enough anymore.

“I reached the point where I couldn’t rely on my ability to speak on any given day, which meant I couldn’t act comfortably at all anymore.”

The disease, which has no cure, was getting to be too much. Thanks to treatments, he was able to do some things, such as give voice to animated characters such as Stuart Little. He was also able to make guest appearances on a number of TV shows such as “Scrubs” and “The Good Wife” and late-night shows.

But the brain disorder made each a bit more difficult than the last, sometimes causing uncontrollable movements, difficulty with balance, and problems with speech and memory.

However, during a recent interview with Rachel Smith in Nashville, he announced that his love of film and acting was just too much to lay down indefinitely.

Sure, the disease poses some problems. But, given the right role, Fox may just choose to make a comeback.

“I would do acting if something came up that I could put my realities into it, my challenges, if I could figure it out.”

So you’re telling me there’s a chance… a chance to see MJF back in action.

Who else is excited? Sure, he might not be the dreamboat some of us remember, but no one can say he’s not been missed.