MICHAEL J. FOX TOO WEAK TO WALK!
Parkinson’s patient uses wheelchair to get around Sin City
THESE tragic photos show brave Michael J. Fox using a wheelchair in public for the first time and medical experts say the images are heartbreaking evidence the beloved star’s losing his courageous war against Parkinson’s disease!
The Back to the Future movie legend was spotted at a Sept. 17 Sin City championship boxing match, where the gutsy 61-yearold was wheeled through the arena in a deluxe chair.
Doctors believe Michael has taken a turn for the worse — and fear it’s not long before he could lose the ability to talk and walk altogether!
According to Florida neurologist Dr. Michael Tuchman, Fox appears to have “a highly advanced stage of this disease. The prognosis is guarded and poor. He will continue to get worse over time.” Michael was first diagnosed with the illness in 1991 at the age of 29, and publicly revealed his condition seven years later. Since then, the disease has progressively worsened as tremors racked the Spin City star’s body and Michael’s mobility has diminished over time.
“After 31 years, he’s braved a very difficult battle with a debilitating, progressive, neurological illness,” says New York City internist Dr. Stuart Fischer.
“Unfortunately, there is no realistic hope for improvement at this stage. Parkinson’s disease not only affects mobility, it can also impact thought, through what is called Lewy body dementia and vital signs like blood pressure through autonomic disability,” adds Stewart.
Lifespan expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin, a Florida internist, predicts the Family Ties actor is “going to progressively lose more and more muscle control so that he will need increasing degrees of assistance in order to perform life’s functions. “The prognosis is terrible.” Although the Teen Wolf star has confessed to using a wheelchair in the past, saying “it sucks,” these shocking images of the actor departing the boxing event represent the first time he’s been
spotted using one in public. His rep insists Michael has been shooting a film “for the past couple of months” and is living an active, involved life — and GLOBE’S medical experts “don’t know his condition.”
But earlier this year, Michael sadly revealed “every step is now like a frigging math problem” and he’s feeling pessimistic.
“There is no way to put a shine on my circumstance,” he admits. “My optimism is suddenly finite.”