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Michael J. Fox O Magazine

O Magazine interview

1 Mar, 2002

Fox talks about being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in an interview with O Magazine.

When I was first diagnosed, my line to Tracy was It’s going to be okay—but I was really freaking out. I had no idea what Parkinson’s was, and I was in denial. After the diagnosis I didn’t even get a neurologist. You’ve probably read in People that I’m a nice guy—but when the doctor first told me I had Parkinson’s, I wanted to kill him. I thought, What a shitty thing to say to somebody! I just knew it was a mistake. So I started drinking a little more to keep from looking at it. I finally got to a pivotal point where I really worked on understanding it.