Many television fans assume celebrities have it all together. But when former “Family Ties” actor Michael J. Fox (51) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease he turned to alcohol as a way to cope as per reports from Cinema Blend on Sept. 26.
During an interview with talk show host Howard Stern, Fox got into what he went through from the time he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s up to the premiere of his newest professional endeavor “The Michael J. Fox Show”.
Stern asks: “So you were self-medicating?”
Fox answers: “Yeah. My first reaction was to drink heavily.”
In this new NBC show, Fox is slated to star as an actor, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease returning to work as a professional.
As a cast member of “The Good Wife”, Fox was on television after his diagnosis, but not in a way that is fated to propel his Parkinson’s disease into the media’s attention.
Michael J. Fox explains he started psychotherapy two years after his diagnosis and learned ways to cope with his anger towards the diagnosis he was given. At this time, he found his celebrity marriage and career started to improve.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” is scheduled to premiere tonight on NBC at 9 p.m. EST.
Will you be watching?
Sources: Cinema Blend