Michael J Fox retires from showbiz due to declining health
The Canadian born actor reveals in his new tell all memoir No Time Like the Future, that Fox is retiring from acting again due to declining health.
“There is a time for everything, and my time of putting in a twelve-hour workday, and memorizing seven pages of dialogue, is best behind me,” Fox writes. “At least for now … I enter a second retirement. That could change, because everything changes. But if this is the end of my acting career, so be it.”
Fox was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease back in 1991. Fox retired on 2000 from his lead role in the sitcom “Spin City”, though he continued to act, appearing in guest roles on a number of shows.
Earlier this month, the Back to the Future star opened up his decades-long battle with Parkinson's Disease, which he was diagnosed with at age 29.
In 2018, Fox underwent surgery for a noncancerous tumor on his spine and had to learn to walk again.