Michael J. Fox responds to public concern over on-stage fall: ‘It’s no secret’

Michael J. Fox responds to public concern over on-stage fall: ‘It’s no secret’

Michael J Fox is “doing great” after taking an onstage stumble, his rep told The Post.

The “Back to the Future” star, 61, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease since he was diagnosed at age 29 in 1991, gave audiences a scare on Sunday when he tripped at “Back to the Future” expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

When Fox was introduced to the panel, he bowed to cast members Christopher Lloyd, 84, and Tom Wilson, 64. Fox lost his balance and took a tumble, but luckily, there was a nearby couch that he landed on.

The retired “Teen Wolf” star was able to resume his Q and A panel with former “Back to the Future” co-stars Lloyd and Wilson without further incident.

“Michael has Parkinson’s. It’s no secret that people with Parkinson’s fall,” his rep told The Post.

“If you watch the video he immediately jumps to feet and continues with the Q and A. If you have any other inquiries about Michael and living with PD, please watch his documentary ‘STILL’ streaming on AppleTV +.”

Michael J Fox sitting on a couch.Michael J Fox at Sunday’s “Back to the Future” panel, after his stumble. Ouzounova / SplashNews.com
Michael J Fox looking worried wearing yellow in Fox as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future.” Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

This incident comes just a few weeks after Fox recently told CBS Sunday Morning that his decades-long battle with the disease has gotten harder. 

“I’m not gonna be 80,” he said. “It’s gettin’ tougher. Every day it’s tougher.”

He added that the “big killer” of Parkinson’s disease is “falling” and can also be “aspirating food and getting pneumonia.” 

Michael J Fox walking on stage with another man behind him.Fox at the “Back to the Future” fan expo on Sunday. Ouzounova / SplashNews.com
Michael J Fox sitting in a chair on a balcony.Michael J. Fox is “doing great” after his fall, his rep said. Instagram/@realmikejfox

Fox also shared that he had undergone surgery to remove a benign tumor on his spine. But the surgery had some unfortunate side effects, including how it “messed up” his walking. He started to “break” other parts of his body, including his arm, elbow, face and hand.

He noted that it’s “these subtle ways that gets ya. You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson’s,” he said. “So I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it.”

In 2000, Fox created the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which has raised over $1 billion in research funding to help other people who are also impacted by the disease. 

Fox, who has been married to Tracy Pollan, 62, since 1988, also recently wished his son a happy 34th birthday on social media. 

Michael J Fox kissing his son.Fox’s Instagram photo with his son during his birthday message. Instagram/@realmikejfox
Michael J Fox with his wife smiling by a pool.Fox with his wife, Tracy Pollan. Instagram/@realmikejfox

“Happy Birthday to my big bouncing baby boy @palekidd you are the best,” Fox, captioned a carousel of pics on Instagram earlier this week.

“Proud to be your pops. Love you!”

Fox discusses his life, career, and his decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s in his AppleTV+ documentary, “Still,” now streaming.