Michael J Fox wins apology from magazine over “disturbing” claims about his Parkinson’s


Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 4 May 2016

Parkinson's LifePrep: Parkinson's LifeCook: Parkinson's LifeServes:

MJ Fox

Actor with Parkinson’s disease hits out at inaccurate article – magazine apologises calling Fox an “optimistic beacon of unflagging hope and inspiration”

Actor and leading Parkinson’s advocate Michael J Fox denounced the “disturbing” claims made about his health by US tabloid magazine, Globe, as “total B.S.”

The magazine wrote in its April edition that Fox had “refused to have life-saving surgery” and accepted “he has no hope of halting the terrifying ravage of crippling Parkinson’s disease”.

“With the tremors increasing, his bones buckling and facing possible dementia and Alzheimer’s… [Fox] realises his future is bleak,” the Globe report continued.

The 54-year-old took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the ‘clarification’ statement on Globe’s website, which included a retraction and apology, admitting that “Mr Fox continues to live a fulfilling, successful life”.

Fox posted to his 1.48 million followers: “Recent story in the Globe re my health and state of mind went viral. Disturbing and total B.S. The Globe apologises.”

Image courtesy of The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Go Back

Share this story


  • adam smith

    Good for him. I’m hoping he has a long and happy life. He’s one of my all time favorite actors. And as a human being, few are as brave and generous as he is.

Related articles



How Michael J Fox inspired my fight against Parkinson’s

My inspirational meeting with Michael J Fox

Marty Mcfly Delorean


21 motivational Michael J Fox quotes on living with Parkinson’s disease

Inspiring MJ Fox quotes to mark ‘Back to the Future’ anniversary


Global update

‘Back To The Future’ sneakers to raise millions for Parkinson’s research

Nike will donate money raised from new limited edition sneakers