Playing a struggling newscaster, the actor brings Parkinson's awareness to the small screen.

 

This article titled “Michael J Fox turns his battle against Parkinson's into a sitcom” was written by Edward Helmore New York, for The Observer on Saturday 28th September 2013 11.35 UTC

It is one of the more courageous comebacks in the history of American showbusiness. For more than 20 years, Michael J Fox has been battling Parkinson's disease. Last week he brought that fight to national broadcast TV with a new sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show, in which – perhaps unsurprisingly – he plays a Parkinson's-afflicted TV star (a newscaster) struggling to rebuild his career. While reviews have been mixed, there's no reservation about the Back to the Future actor's determination to continue acting.

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