Michael J. Fox opens up about emotional reunion with Christopher Lloyd

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Beloved actor Michael J. Fox has opened up about his emotional reunion with his Back to the Future co-star, Christopher Lloyd, at New York Comic-Con last month.

The 61-year-old discussed his relationship with 84-year-old Lloyd, whom Fox met while filming the time-traveling movie Back to the Future in 1985.

The cult classic followed the story of Marty McFly (played by Fox) and eccentric scientist Doc Brown (played by Lloyd) as they traveled through time in a DeLorean.

And fans of the hit movie series were overjoyed to see the two stars share a heartwarming reunion at New York Comic Con back in October.

Watch the sweet reunion here:

As the crowd cheered, Fox jumped back to his feet and gave his old friend a hug. The two embraced for a minute before taking their seats to chat about their time making the iconic movie trilogy.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Fox opened up about how it felt to reunite with his co-star, saying: "Chris is the best guy. He's gone from being this actor who I worked with, who I thought was funny and smart, to a guy who is like my brother, to a guy who is really like a father figure to me now."

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"People like us together because we remind them of people who they like," Fox added. "When I saw Chris at this comic-con, I just put my arms around him. I was just so happy to see him.

"I am not the steadiest walker these days, [but] I beamed across that stage really fast, so I could be there in time to meet him when he got there."

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the 90s - a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to experience "tremors, muscle stiffness, and slowness of movements," per the NHS. Other physical symptoms can extend to dizziness, nerve pain, cognitive impairment, and even dementia.

Soon after his shock diagnosis, Fox became severely depressed and turned to alcohol. "My first reaction to it was to start drinking heavily. I used to drink to party, but now I was drinking alone and every day. Once I did that it was then about a year of like a knife fight in a closet, where I just didn't have my tools to deal with it," he revealed, per People.

Fox would reveal that he went through therapy and Alcoholics Anonymous to learn to cope.

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Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the 90s - a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to experience "tremors, muscle stiffness, and slowness of movements." Credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy

Fox has been vocal about his Parkinson's diagnosis - hoping to raise awareness about and fund research for the disorder. He spoke to People recently about his struggles with the illness this year, which resulted in a serious injury from falling over.

He stated: "I broke my cheek, then my hand, then my shoulder, had a replacement shoulder put in and broke my [right] arm, then I broke my elbow. I'm 61 years old, and I'm feeling it a little bit more."

Nevertheless, in an interview with AARP Magazine last year, the actor insisted that he is "genuinely a happy guy" who doesn't "have a morbid thought in [his] head".

"I don’t fear death. At all," Fox said.

Featured image credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy

Michael J. Fox opens up about emotional reunion with Christopher Lloyd

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Beloved actor Michael J. Fox has opened up about his emotional reunion with his Back to the Future co-star, Christopher Lloyd, at New York Comic-Con last month.

The 61-year-old discussed his relationship with 84-year-old Lloyd, whom Fox met while filming the time-traveling movie Back to the Future in 1985.

The cult classic followed the story of Marty McFly (played by Fox) and eccentric scientist Doc Brown (played by Lloyd) as they traveled through time in a DeLorean.

And fans of the hit movie series were overjoyed to see the two stars share a heartwarming reunion at New York Comic Con back in October.

Watch the sweet reunion here:

As the crowd cheered, Fox jumped back to his feet and gave his old friend a hug. The two embraced for a minute before taking their seats to chat about their time making the iconic movie trilogy.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Fox opened up about how it felt to reunite with his co-star, saying: "Chris is the best guy. He's gone from being this actor who I worked with, who I thought was funny and smart, to a guy who is like my brother, to a guy who is really like a father figure to me now."

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Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy

"People like us together because we remind them of people who they like," Fox added. "When I saw Chris at this comic-con, I just put my arms around him. I was just so happy to see him.

"I am not the steadiest walker these days, [but] I beamed across that stage really fast, so I could be there in time to meet him when he got there."

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the 90s - a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to experience "tremors, muscle stiffness, and slowness of movements," per the NHS. Other physical symptoms can extend to dizziness, nerve pain, cognitive impairment, and even dementia.

Soon after his shock diagnosis, Fox became severely depressed and turned to alcohol. "My first reaction to it was to start drinking heavily. I used to drink to party, but now I was drinking alone and every day. Once I did that it was then about a year of like a knife fight in a closet, where I just didn't have my tools to deal with it," he revealed, per People.

Fox would reveal that he went through therapy and Alcoholics Anonymous to learn to cope.

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Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's in the 90s - a brain disorder that causes the sufferer to experience "tremors, muscle stiffness, and slowness of movements." Credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy

Fox has been vocal about his Parkinson's diagnosis - hoping to raise awareness about and fund research for the disorder. He spoke to People recently about his struggles with the illness this year, which resulted in a serious injury from falling over.

He stated: "I broke my cheek, then my hand, then my shoulder, had a replacement shoulder put in and broke my [right] arm, then I broke my elbow. I'm 61 years old, and I'm feeling it a little bit more."

Nevertheless, in an interview with AARP Magazine last year, the actor insisted that he is "genuinely a happy guy" who doesn't "have a morbid thought in [his] head".

"I don’t fear death. At all," Fox said.

Featured image credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy