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Tweet It: Star @realmikefox talks Parkinson's, TV & more in the latest issue of @AARPMag. Read the story here
March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-one years after his initial diagnosis, actor and philanthropist
Michael J. Fox opens up in the April/May issue of
AARP The Magazine about his battle with Parkinson's disease and the support system that gets him through it all. This fall, the Golden Globe Award
® winner returns to the small screen in a new NBC comedy series, while continuing his work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Says Fox's longtime friend and
Rescue Me costar,
Denis Leary, "As his friend, I was a little concerned when Mike announced he was doing a network show and wondered whether he was up for all the work. But then you talk to him and hear his enthusiasm and you think, 'This man is still unstoppable.'"
The following are excerpts from the April/May issue of
AARP The Magazine cover story, available in homes
April 1st and online NOW at
On his outlook on life"There's an idea I came across a few years ago that I love. My happiness grows in direct proportion [to] my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations."
"If I can accept the truth of: This is what I'm facing—not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now—then I have all this freedom to do other things."
"I'm always aware that there are others who don't feel so good and can't express themselves the way I can. That's no small factor in the way I've been able to deal with this."