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Michael J. Fox inundated with support after rare appearance alongside wife Tracy Pollan

The Back to the Future icon attended a New York Knicks basketball game amid his Parkinson's battle

Michael J. Fox attended the Boston Celtics v New York Knicks NBA Basketball game with this wife Tracy Pollan
Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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Michael J. Fox delighted fans on Thursday night when he sat courtside for a New York Knicks basketball game.

The Back to the Future star attended alongside his wife, Tracy Pollan, with musician Fat Joe nearby and baseball star Aaron Judge also in the front row, and fans took to social media to share how happy they were to see the star, who has Parkinson's.

"Great to see Michael J. Fox out and about, supporting the Knicks!," one wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, while another added: "Great Michael J. Fox! Look to the future with good health."

Michael J. Fox at a basketball game© Lauren Menowitz/Shutterstock
Michael J. Fox sat front row for the game

Michal pledged his allegiance to the Knicks, wearing a jacket from the team, but sadly the Knicks lost the game, with the Boston Celtics winning. Despite the loss, Michael seemed in good spirits as he and Tracy smiled broadly throughout the match.

The 62-year-old Canadian actor isn’t seen out and about often, thanks to his Parkinson's diagnosis, which he said is making his life harder with each passing year.

In a candid interview in April, the actor told CBS Sunday Morning: "I’m not gonna lie. It’s getting hard, it’s getting harder. It’s getting tougher. Every day it’s tougher," he said, adding: “You don’t die from Parkinson’s. You die with Parkinson's. So, I’ve been thinking about the mortality of it."

Last year was also a difficult one for the star, who told People: "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."

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan attend the 2023 Good+Foundation “A Very Good+ Night of Comedy” Benefit at Carnegie Hall on October 18, 2023 in New York City.© Getty Images
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan have been married for 35 years

While Parkinson's is known to impact movement, Michael's injuries were not down to his disease, but because following breaking his hand, he was temporarily unable to use it, which led to balance issues and falls.

On his struggle with balance, Michael said: "The whole mission is 'don't fall down'. So whatever works to not fall down, whether it's a walker or a wheelchair, a cane, a guy with a belt around my waist holding onto it — I use all those tools," he shared.

READ: The reason Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan moved away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's neighborhood 

Tracy is a great support to her husband amid his health struggles, helping to keep both of them upbeat.

"Very early in the marriage, she got this dumped on her," he told CBS Mornings. "And the moment that I told her I was realizing was the last time we cried about it together.

Michael J. Fox standing with wife Tracy Pollan© Gary Gershoff
Michael J. Fox has endless support from Tracy Pollan

"We haven't cried about Parkinson's since. We've just dealt with it and lived our lives. But we cried about it that first time," Michael recalled to host Nate Burleson.

For Parkison's support visit Parkinson's Foundatio

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