12:40 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 03/30/2009 11:35AM
Michael J. Fox won't be slowed down by his Parkinson's disease, which he compares to an unruly child within.
"It's like having a 4-year-old climbing on you all the time," the star, 47, tells Oprah Winfrey on her show that airs Tuesday, "and so whatever you're trying to do, you've got this 4-year-old and you're … just trying to be patient and focus on what you need to do."
To show how he won't be held back, Fox dons a pair of skates and takes to the ice for a little hockey. Above all, the actor – who's promoting his new book, Always Looking Up – says that he refuses to let the disease pigeonhole him.
Originally posted 11/28/2008 10:45PM
Ten years after shocking the world with the announcement that he has Parkinson's, Michael J. Fox is aggressively fighting the disease – and says he still sees a bright future ahead.
"Based on how I feel now," the star tells PEOPLE in its new issue, "I'll be okay for at least 10 more years."
Since leaving Spin City in 2000 – two years after revealing his Parkinson's diagnosis on the cover of PEOPLE magazine – Fox, 47, has been focused on raising his four kids with wife Tracy Pollan, 48, and helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research pour $140 million into fighting the disease.
Originally posted 11/12/2008 09:40AM
In his first TV interview since his top-secret marriage to Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds stops by the Rachael Ray show Wednesday to talk marathons, munchies and marriage.
Having recently completed the New York City Marathon in honor of his father who suffers from Parkinson's disease, Reynolds, 32, brought along surprise guest Michael J. Fox to discuss the 26.2-mile ordeal.
When Ray asked about Reynolds's pre-race blogs – which chronicled his concern about nipple bleeding, a common affliction for marathoners thanks to the friction from their T-shirts – the Definitely, Maybe star gamely bantered back, "Thankfully all three nipples are fine."
Originally posted 11/06/2008 10:00AM
"This is almost worth getting Parkinson's for!" Michael J. Fox declared as he took the stage to play guitar with The Who in New York City Wednesday night.
The actor – who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 – rocked out to the legendary band's "Magic Bus," trading licks and windmill guitar riffs with Pete Townshend.
The once-in-a-lifetime performance was the grand finale of Fox's annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's.
Originally posted 10/31/2008 03:50PM
Ryan Reynolds is planning to run the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday – against his better judgment.
"I would sooner be prime minister of the moon than run another marathon," the actor said in New York on Friday. "I've been really lucky. I didn't have any toenails fall off or anything disgusting like that. I still have all three nipples."
The actor said his new wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, has been giving him a lot of love and support, and would be there Sunday. "She'll be on the road somewhere," he says. "She better be."
Originally posted 09/08/2008 11:40AM
Ryan Reynolds is lacing up his running shoes and joining the fight against Parkinson's disease.
The actor, whose father suffers from the disease, will run the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 as the first celebrity chair of Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"I am proud to be a part of this team of dedicated and motivated people who are getting out there and making a difference," Reynolds, 31, said in a statement.
Originally posted 12/03/2007 05:30PM
What's the glue that keeps Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan together? A sense of humor.
"We both have the same appreciation for life," Fox said Saturday night at a New York benefit for his foundation for Parkinson's research. "We both love to laugh, and no matter how crazy things get, we both think: 'Okay, what's funny about this? What's the upside?' "
Fox, 46, and Pollan, 47, – former Family Ties costars – married in 1988, just three years before Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease. (The couple has four children – including son Sam, 18, pictured here looking every bit his father's son!)
Originally posted 11/13/2006 08:45AM
Michael J. Fox raised more than $5 million for his Foundation for Parkinson's Research at a Beatles-themed fundraiser in Manhattan on Saturday night, thanks to a crowd that included emcee Denis Leary, Sheryl Crow, Martin Scorsese, Muhammad Ali, Famke Janssen, Rob Thomas and Susan Sarandon.
Originally posted 11/02/2006 03:40PM
Diagnosed with Parkinson's 15 years ago, Michael J. Fox hasn't let the ravages of the disease take his attention from what's really important: His wife, kids and quest for a cure.
Originally posted 10/27/2006 09:45AM
Michael J. Fox says he wasn't "off his medication or acting" in an ad for a Democratic political candidate, as Rush Limbaugh has charged, but was in fact overmedicated.
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