Michael J Fox’s health issues

MICHAEL J Fox admits he has been having “recurring” issues with his spinal cord but he is trying not to get “too New Age-y” with his health issues.

The Back to the Future star – who has been open about his battle with Parkinson’s disease – has revealed his confidence was knocked by a fall after undergoing spinal surgery last April.

He said: “I was having this recurring problem with my spinal cord. I was told it was benign but if it stayed static I would have diminished feeling in my legs and difficulty moving. Then all of a sudden I started falling – a lot. It was getting ridiculous.”

However, Michael tries not to get “too New Age-y” about his Parkinson’s disease and spinal injury.

Speaking to New York Times magazine, he added, “I try not to get too New Age-y. I don’t talk about things being ‘for a reason.’ But I do think the more unexpected something is, the more there is to learn from it. In my case, what was it that made me skip down the hallway to the kitchen thinking I was fine when I’d been in a wheelchair six months earlier? It’s because I had certain optimistic expectations of myself, and I’d had results to bear out those expectations, but I’d had failures too. And I hadn’t given the failures equal weight.”

Michael previously revealed he “can’t stop laughing” at the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease.