Michael J. Fox Says He Was In “7 Years Of Denial” After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

  • During his acceptance speech, Fox said it was an “unexpected honor” as he talked about his journey from a high school dropout in Canada to an award-winning actor.
  • “I did leave high school in the 11th grade, sold my guitar and moved to L.A.,” he told the audience. “…I told my history teacher of my plan and he said, ‘Fox, you’re not gonna be cute forever.’ I had no idea how to respond to that, so I said, ‘Maybe just long enough, sir. Maybe just long enough.’ It turns out we were both right.”
  • It only took a few years for his career to “hit full stride.”
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