“Not Going 80” – Deadline

Michael J. Fox reflected on the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease in an interview that aired Sunday.

talking to reporter Jane Pauley for CBS MorningThe retired actor and activist responded to her question about the progressive disorder with, “At some point Parkinson’s going to come calling for you, isn’t it?”

Fox replied, “Yes, it is knocking at the door. I mean, I’m not going to lie, it’s going to hurt.

Now 61, he said life with the disease “is getting harder; It gets harder every day. But, it is like that and who do I see about it?

“You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s. So I’m thinking about its mortality. I’m not going to be 80. I’m not going to be 80.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991 at the age of 29, but was able to continue working on screen as of 2020. He has also devoted his time to finding a cure for the disease, which he created in 2000, and has grown to become the largest noninvasive institute. Profits fund Parkinson’s disease research around the world, raising more than $1 billion for research projects, and better treatments for people living with the condition.