Michael J. Fox‘s health problems are no secret to the world — but they’re far more dire than just about anyone could’ve imagined … ’cause the guy nearly became an amputee.
The beloved actor got into the full extent of his medical hurdles with Town & Country, opening up about just how banged up he’s been in recent years … and revealing that he practically had to have a part of his body surgically removed.
MJF says, “My hand got infected and then I almost lost it. It was a tsunami of misfortune.”
The context here is Mike discussing all the injuries he’s sustained of late — including breaking two of his arms, a shoulder, his orbital/cheekbone and one of his hands … which somehow led to a far more dire diagnosis, albeit … one that thankfully never fully manifested.
On top of these dings, Michael also underwent surgery in 2018 to have a spinal tumor removed — which was unrelated to his Parkinson’s disease. While rehabbing from that, he suffered a nasty fall … and says he broke his other arm in the process.
In this T&C interview, he continues to reflect on his mortality — just like he did earlier this year with CBS … where he said he didn’t see himself living past 80.
Here, Mike says … “One day I’ll run out of gas … Certainly, if I were to pass away tomorrow, it would be premature, but it wouldn’t be unheard of. And so, no, I don’t fear that.”
Michael’s been battling Parkinson’s since 1991, when he was in his late 20s. Considering that he continues to fight and be well enough to live a public life is nothing short of a miracle.