Heroic Michael J Fox brings fans to tears in Back To The Future reunion with Christopher Lloyd
| Last updated
Michael J Fox brought fans to tears after being reunited with Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd at New York Comic Con. Watch their reunion here:
Fox, 61, had walked out onto the stage first at the event, which took place on Saturday 8 October, stopping for a moment in the middle of the stage to treat fans to an air guitar version of Marty McFly’s moves from the movie’s iconic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ scene.
After he was joined by Lloyd, the pair hugged it out before taking to the couch to respond to fans’ questions.
The emotional reunion proved to be a bittersweet moment for fans, who were left in tears seeing the stars of the 1985 sci-fi favourite together again.
Posting the footage on Facebook, fan Carl Mitchell wrote: “Back To The Future reunion at New York Comic Con. So sad to see Michael J Fox like this but he's such a fighter. That hug with Christopher Lloyd so emotional.”
The clip soon went viral as it was reshared across social media – with one person saying over on Twitter: “I’m not crying, you’re crying.”
Someone else also tweeted: “Simply the best. I tried to hold back the tears, but it didn't work. Love these two. Michael J Fox is simply just the most amazing human. Christopher Lloyd oh my heart.”
Another wrote: “The most beautiful and heartwarming video that will bring tears to your eyes. #michaeljfox is a hero, courageous and an inspiration. His friendship with Christopher Lloyd never has faded.”
Many others also praised Fox for his ‘heroic’ attitude in the face of Parkinson’s - the disease he was diagnosed with in 1991, which affects the brain and causes issues like shaking and stiffness.
One person commented: “I have 3 gens of Parkinson’s in my fam, and the internal self-consciousness and external stigma are real. Michael J. Fox is a hero. This brought tears of joy to my eyes.”
Another said: “My father-in-law battled Parkinson's for many years before passing away a few months ago. It is brutal. The effort, determination & courage on display here by Michael J Fox brought me to tears. Massive respect for him.”
"People often think of Parkinson's as a visual thing, but the visuals of it are nothing," he said.
"It's what you can't see - the lack of an inner gyroscope, of a sense of balance, of peripheral perception. I mean, I'm sailing a ship on stormy seas on the brightest of days."
He continued: "I'm really blunt with people about cures. When they ask me if I will be relieved of Parkinson's in my lifetime, I say, 'I'm 60 years old, and science is hard. So, no.
"Some days are a struggle. Some days are more difficult than others.
"But the disease is this thing that's attached to my life - it isn't the driver."