But since then, he's managed to make the best of the situation!
Things have been going well for the veteran actor, especially with the launch of his new sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show, and he says he wouldn't change a single thing in his life. Not even his Parkinson's!
"If I walked into a room with God or Buddha or Bill Gates or Sergey Brin or whoever could figure out a way to fix it for me, I don't think I'd do it. Because I wouldn't have gone through what I've gone through and I wouldn't have had the experience I've had, and I can still do my sh*t… At the end of the day, I can still do a show. So what have I lost?"
Wow! What a great attitude!
It's truly inspirational to see how positive he has been through a tough situation, and it's easy to see how with his both his personal and professional life flourishing!
Hopefully he can continue to raise awareness about Parkinson's and show that anything is possible if you have the right attitude!
Way to go, Michael!!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]