Michael J. Fox Wins Fight Against Tabloid Magazine For "Disturbing and Total B.S." Story About His Health

Actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991

By Marc Malkin Apr 29, 2016 5:00 PMTags
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Don't mess with Michael J. Fox.

The Good Wife actor has received an apology from tabloid magazine Globe and its publisher American Media Inc. for publishing a story that grossly exaggerated that his physical and mental health was in deep decline because of Parkinson's disease.

"AMI apologizes to Michael J. Fox for an article about his health published in the April 4, 2016 issue of Globe," reads a statement posted on Globe's website. "Mr. Fox continues to live a fulfilling, successful life and to be an optimistic beacon of unflagging hope and inspiration for people living with the challenges of Parkinson's. AMI regrets any implication to the contrary."

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Fox, 54, tweeted a screen grab of the apology along with a message reading, "Recent story in the Globe re my health and state of mind went viral. Disturbing and total B.S. The Globe apologizes."

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 and went public with his condition in 1998. Since then he has created the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help fund research to find a cure for the disease. He has also continued to act with his most recent turn as attorney Louis Canning on The Good Wife earning him four Emmy nominations.

He won three Emmys and a Golden Globe in the 1980s for Family Ties.

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