One of the most touching events of the weekend occurred on Saturday at the New York Comic Con, when Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the two stars of “Back to the Future,” were reunited after 37 years. They were the stars of the show and received a standing ovation from the entire crowd.
Friendship, careers, and the experience of doing “Back to the Future” were all topics of conversation between the two actors. Fox, who was only 29 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, was a topic of conversation between the two men..
They updated everyone on the state of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the world’s biggest charity dedicated to Parkinson’s disease. “Parkinson’s has brought people who are still coming in, but it’s a gift, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Michael said.
Chris and many of you have been an essential part of my life. “It’s not about what I have and what you’ve given me: a voice to do that and help people.”
What is the deal with Michael J. Fox’s health?
When the star of “Back to the Future” (at the time, 29 years old) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, his career was at its pinnacle. Doctors only gave him a 10-year window to act, yet he did not declare his retirement until 2020.
An enthusiastic and energetic Michael was on display during his reunion with Lloyd, but sadly, Parkinson’s is slowly but surely taking its toll on him. Almost unable to stand or walk, he embraced Lloyd in an emotional moment as the crowd cheered them on.