Michael J. Fox, Battling Parkinson`s Disease, Stands Up from Wheelchair at BAFTA Awards

The audience greeted the actor's appearance on stage with a standing ovation. Michael J. Fox shared that attending the awards was a significant and emotional event for him.

The BAFTA Awards ceremony took place in London, with Michael J. Fox as the honorary guest. The 62-year-old actor, who has been battling Parkinson's disease for over 30 years, did not let his condition prevent him from taking the stage. Known for his role as Marty McFly in "Back to the Future," Fox was in a wheelchair, assisted by event staff to approach the microphone. The film stars in the audience welcomed his appearance with prolonged applause, making this moment incredibly important and touching for the actor.
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
Fox managed to stand up on his own to present the award for Best Film, which went to Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer."
Five films were nominated in this category tonight and all five have something in common. They are the best of what we do. No matter who you are or where you're from, these films can bring us together. There's a reason why they say movies are magic because movies can change your day. It can change your outlook. Sometimes it can change your life.
Michael was accompanied by his wife, Tracy Pollan, who looked incredibly elegant. She sported large "Hollywood" curls and bright evening makeup. Her figure was highlighted by a pristine white dress with silver embellishments on the chest, complemented by a small silver clutch and a white gold bracelet with diamonds. The couple looked serene and happy, with Fox hugging his wife and posing for photographers.
Michael J. Fox rises from wheelchair at BAFTAs and moves audience to tears
Michael and Tracy are parents to four children: son Sam, twin daughters Schuyler and Aquinnah, and daughter Esmé. When Fox was diagnosed at 29, he initially hid his condition from his wife, admitting to drinking heavily and hiding bottles from her as he struggled with his illness.

Upon sharing his diagnosis with his beloved, she immediately accepted the situation, promising to be by his side through sickness and health. Recently, the disease has worsened, requiring Fox to take medication to reduce facial muscle paralysis and speak clearly. The 80s movie star tries to take a philosophical approach to his deteriorating condition, unafraid to contemplate existential questions.