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.
Fox appears on the cover of People after discovering he has Parksinson’s disease. He explains how he’s coping with the symptoms while raising four kids. On working:
My whole mission during dinner was to time my medication so when I got up with The Who I could actually play. Because if I mistimed that, there’s a chance I’d get up there and not be able to move my arms at all.
Fox wins the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Always Looking Up.
Fox appears on The Late Show to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. He talks about his own struggle with Parkinson’s, and the hunt for a cure.
To be kind of corny about it, once you accept it, and you learn about it…. and realize you are in a position to do something about it, and to make a difference and to help, well then it’s just, like, quit your bitching and get on with it.