MICHAEL J. FOX

Mike Fla­herty, Spin City

Toronto Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Af­ter go­ing pub­lic with his nearly decade-long bat­tle with Parkin­son’s dis­ease in 2000,

Michael J. Fox ex­ited the Emmy-win­ning sit­com at the end of its fourth sea­son. Char­lie Sheen was brought in as his re­place­ment and the show con­tin­ued for an­other two years.

In the years since,

Fox has com­mit­ted him­self to rais­ing aware­ness for Parkin­son’s. “It’s not about be­ing noble, it’s not about be­ing any­thing,” he told the New York Times in 2000. “It just seems like this is the right thing to do. You know, it’s not de­nial but I feel okay now. And things are good.”

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