Michael J. amid Parkinson’s battle Fox shares health update, reacts to BAFTA’s standing ovation

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Michael J. amid Parkinson's battle  Fox shares health update, reacts to BAFTA's standing ovation

Michael J. fox opening up about He received a standing ovation at the 2024 BAFTA Awards in February and why he thinks people are so inspired and invested in what he represents.

The actor, activist and philanthropist sat down with ET’s Rachel Smith ahead of this year’s event A life story happened on the way to find a cure for Parkinson’s. – Michael J. A musical charity gala benefiting the Fox Foundation was held Tuesday at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

“It’s still really amazing,” Fox said about the overwhelming outpouring of love and support she received at the time. made a surprise appearance at the eventHeld at London’s Royal Festival Hall, where he presented the final award of the night for Best Film.

“I like it and I appreciate it, but I take it as validation of the determination and determination to solve the bigger problem, and that we all have the power to do whatever we can to move things forward.” “Fox, 62, said about the standing ovation. “I think people are just saying, ‘Thanks for hanging in there and moving on from this.’ And I appreciate it.”

Fox explained that he feels he serves as a beacon and symbol for optimism – which has been expressed through his tireless efforts to cope with Parkinson’s disease.

“That’s what people were reacting to at the Baftas,” Fox shared. “The issue is that people really want to believe that we can do the job, and I think they see me as the guy who is making that happen.”

during star-studded bafta ceremony Earlier this year, it was introduced by Fox am a doctor alum David Tennant And he was taken to the stage in a wheelchair. When he came out and stood on the podium and presented the category, the audience gave him a standing ovation.

Fox attended the ceremony His wife of 35 years, Tracy PollanJoe also joined her at Tuesday’s A Country Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s concert, which featured performances by Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town and Jason Isbell.

Fox said of the event, “The support here is fantastic, and it’s good to go out into the country mixing things up.” “It’s nice to be in Nashville.”

Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan. , Jason Davis/Getty Images

Fox was Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at age 29And he explained to ET that he doesn’t really look at his health the way other people do — in terms of good days and bad days or as a struggle.

He said of his illness, “In the 35 years or so since I was diagnosed, it’s just my life and I don’t think much about it.” “I don’t even think about it [it], Except I’m thinking about what we as a community are going to do to figure this out and find a cure – and there is a lack of a cure, [create] Treatment centers that are truly phenomenal.”

“Personally, it just depends on who I am and how I’m built,” he said. “And I’m essentially trying to figure it out for myself, I’m trying to figure it out for everyone else. But it is what it is.”

“My life has been a great ride and it’s still a great ride,” Fox said. “And through all the challenges, it comes with all the good things.”

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