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Michael J. Fox reveals the "darkest moment" that made him say, "I can't put a shiny face on this."


He is known for being determined to put on a happy face.

But in the new People issue, Michael J Fox, 59, revealed the "darkest moment" that even made him unable to find an "advantage".

The nightmare period came in 2018 after suffering a spinal tumor. And right after he cut it out, the Back To The Future star broke her arm in a fall. Neither of them had anything to do with his fight against Parkinson's disease.

Openness: In the new People issue, 59-year-old Michael J. Fox revealed the "darkest moment" when even he could not find an "upward trend".

Although he has Parkinson's disease and has been open to the public for decades, these two other health problems were not related to it.

When the agonizing non-cancerous tumor was discovered, "I was on my way to paralysis if I didn't have an operation," said Michael.

The television and film star, who is pocketing his upcoming memory No Time Like The Future, received the new cover from People and told the magazine about his crises.

He explained that his tumor "narrowed the (spinal) spinal cord, so they had to be very careful when removing it so that it didn't cause further damage".

Hard time: The nightmare period came in 2018 after he had suffered a spinal tumor - and broke his arm in a fall immediately after it was cut out (picture in August 2018).

Hard time: The nightmare period came in 2018 after he suffered a spinal tumor – and then broke his arm in a fall immediately after removal (picture in August 2018).

After the surgery, Michael had to spend four months walking again, but eventually felt on the upswing.

He was alone in his New York apartment after a family vacation to Martha's Vineyard when he broke his arm falling in the kitchen.

Michael had run to New York without his family so he could film a cameo for Spike Lee there, and his injury came the morning he was scheduled to appear.

& # 39; That was definitely my darkest moment. I just snapped. I leaned against the wall in my kitchen and waited for the ambulance. I felt, "This is as low as it gets for me," he told the magazine.

Troubled Times: Although he has Parkinson's disease and has been open to the public for decades, these other two health problems were not related to it. seen in November 2018

Troubled Times: Although he has Parkinson's disease and has been open to the public for decades, these other two health problems were not related to it. seen in November 2018

& # 39; It was when I started questioning everything. For example, "I can't give this a shiny face. There's no good side, no top. It's just regret and pain," Michael added.

His own bad mood made him feel like the wrong man to give his fans an upbeat attitude.

"Parkinson's, my back, my arm … it still hasn't helped move the needle on the misery index compared to what some people go through. I thought," How can I tell these people, '" ; Chin up. Look on the good side. Things are going to be great? & # 39; "

Michael got his groove back as he recovered in bed and watched old TV shows such as game shows from his childhood in the 1970s.

Side by side: The actor has been married to his wife Tracy Pollan since 1988 and has four children - Sam (31), twins Aquinnah and Schuyler (25) and Esme (19); seen in 2018

Side by side: The actor has been married to his wife Tracy Pollan since 1988 and has four children – Sam (31), twins Aquinnah and Schuyler (25) and Esme (19); seen in 2018

“Optimism is really rooted in gratitude. Optimism is sustainable when you keep coming back to gratitude, and what follows from that is acceptance, ”he mused.

“Accept this thing happened and you accept it for what it is. That doesn't mean you can't strive to change. It doesn't mean you have to accept it as punishment or atonement, just put it in the right place. Then you see how much you need for the rest of your life, and then you can go on, ”Michael said.

He has the optimism of a 60-year-old man and "It's not that I wasn't sincere before, but my gratitude is deeper now for having survived the darkest of times."

Peace: The star "Back to the Future", who is inserting his upcoming treatise "No Time Like the Future", received the new cover of "People" and told the magazine about his crises. seen in April 2018

Peace: The star "Back to the Future", who is inserting his upcoming treatise "No Time Like the Future", received the new cover of "People" and told the magazine about his crises. seen in April 2018

The new volume: His book cover for No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Looks at Mortality

The new volume: His book cover for No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Looks at Mortality

Currently, "My life is quiet now and I'm actually having a really good time. People don't believe me, but I love life. I love being with my family."

The heartbreaker has been married to his wife Tracy Pollan since 1988 and they have four children – Sam (31), the twins Aquinnah and Schuyler (25) and Esme (19).

“I love being with Tracy. I love that I don't do a lot of useless things that I used to do because I don't have the energy or the time, ”he told People.

"I'm grateful I walked through a pan there in my late 50s. I finally figured out some of this crap and it didn't haunt me until my 70s and 80s."

No Time Like the Future: One Optimist Believes Mortality will be published on November 17th as the latest edition of his memoir.

Lucky Man: A memory bowed in 2002 and then always came up: The adventures of an incurable optimist and a funny thing happened on the way forward: twists and turns and lessons from 2010.

The title of the latest book marks the start of the 1960s Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Forum, with a score by Stephen Sondheim and dialogue by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.

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