Many of us look back with our memories to some of the movies and shows where we first were introduced to Michael J Fox and we smile. He has been keeping us entertained for many decades, even though he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for many years.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the early 90s, he began to advocate for those who have the condition. Unfortunately, it has really taken a toll in recent years and he feels that he won’t live to see 80 years old.

For most people with a Parkinson’s diagnosis, living past the age of 61 is really going to be the higher end. For a long time, we thought that he would do better, but now he says that it’s getting more difficult.

He said: “I’m not gonna lie. It’s gettin’ hard, it’s gettin’ harder. It’s gettin’ tougher.

“Every day it’s tougher. But, but, that’s, that’s the way it is. I mean, you know, who do I see about that?”

He also spoke about a recent spinal surgery he had because of a spine tumor. The tumor was benign but it has caused him to fall more frequently. As a result, he has broken his arms, elbow, face, and hand.

He went on to say that you don’t die from Parkinson’s, you die WITH Parkinson’s. He then went on to say: “I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it. … I’m not gonna be 80. I’m not gonna be 80.”

Fox has recently spoken about the intense pain he is experiencing, describing each tremor as being like a seismic jolt.

“It’s not so much pain from the movement, but from the not moving. It’s when you freeze, and in that freezing that not-movement becomes infused with all this energy and it becomes this burning, impending thing that never happens.

“I don’t want to get the violins out. I’ve broken my hand, my elbow, my humerus, my other humerus, my shoulder, my face and some other s— too. And all that stuff is amplified by the electricity of the tremors. So, yes, it hurts a lot. But what you learn is that nobody gives a s—. It’s just life. It doesn’t matter. You suck it up and you move on. And there might be a story to tell in it. But only that. There’s no chit that you can present to a window for a refund.