The New York Comic Convention on Saturday was the site of one of the most emotional moments of the weekend as Michael J. Foxand Christopher Lloyd, the two stars of ‘Back to the Future’, were reunited 37 years later.
They starred in an emotional moment when the whole audience gave them a standing ovation.
Together they talked about their friendship, their careers and what it was like filming ‘Back to the Future’.
The pair also talked about the illness that Fox has suffered from for more than three decades, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 29.
They explained the status of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the world’s largest Parkinson’s disease foundation.
“Parkinson’s has brought people who are still coming in, but it’s a gift, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Michael explained.
“People like Chris have meant so much to me, and so many of you have too.
“It’s not about what I have, it’s about what you’ve given me: a voice to do that and help people.”
Michael J. Fox’s health
The ‘Back to the Future’ star was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991, at the age of 29, when his professional career was at its peak.
Doctors told him he would be lucky if he could act for 10 more years, but it wasn’t until 2020 that he announced his retirement.
In this reunion with Lloyd, you could see a fun-loving Michael, full of energy, but day by day the terrible disease of Parkinson’s is consuming him.
Almost unable to walk or stand, full of tremors, he embraced Lloyd in an emotional moment when the whole audience was applauding them.