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Michael J. Fox who has Parkinson's disease underwent spinal surgery recently

Manuela Cardiga
Apr 25, 2018
01:50 P.M.
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The star of 'Back To The Future' was submitted to spinal surgery and is now in recovery.

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Iconic actor Michael J. Fox, best known for playing Alex in Family Ties and his role in the Back To The Future trilogy, recently underwent spinal surgery, reported Eonline.com on the 20th of April 2018.

The actor has health issues and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, at age 29. Fox later confessed that his initial reaction had been anger and that he had sought refuge in alcohol.

In 1998 he disclosed his condition to the public and took up his role as an advocate for the sufferers from Parkinson's disease.

The surgical procedure to his spine was "unrelated" to his Parkinson's disease, his spokesperson Leslie Sloane announced to the public and the media.

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"He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer." 

Leslie Sloane, Eonline.com20th of April 2018.

There had been some speculation as to his condition when Fox, 56, canceled an appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada. The actor had explained the cancelation as being due to "unforeseen circumstances."

His most recent public appearance had been at the beginning of April when Fox was a guest on Good Morning America where he shared his role in Designated Survivor and the recent work of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. 

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Fox once again shared his views on overcoming Parkinson's Disease, explaining that there is no cure and that he believes the key to fighting the condition is to find a way to identify the disease before the symptoms manifest.

Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects the motor system. The symptoms develop slowly and usually manifest as shaking in the hands, rigidity in the limbs, slowness of movement, and difficulty in walking.

Fox has been a fierce advocate for the search for a cure and treatments to alleviate the symptoms of this debilitating progressive disease, and his foundation is involved in funding and encouraging medical research worldwide. 

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