Fox.. talks about the value of looking back at past performances — a lesson he learned from friend and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died from Parkinson’s.
It was a very touching interview, as Fox spoke about his previous roles with great pride (and a bit of profanity), both before and after his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. He also talked about going through a personal crisis in 2018 and how that crisis made him more grateful for what he already had.
So it was a really tough time for me. And then as I came through it, I started to notice things I was grateful for, and I started to notice the gratitude in other people, the way they would respond to difficulty with gratitude. And so I just stepped back a little bit and appreciate that life has been great and there’s a lot more to live.
He also spoke about turning 60, having a new lease on life, and his new ability to watch his younger self.
At 60, I just feel like in spite of this thing I carry every day, I love my life, I love my wife, I love my kids, I love my music that I listen to, I love my books that I read. …People ask me, do I watch myself on TV at a younger age in better health? And, I say, “Well, when I come on, I change the channel.” But I thought about Muhammad Ali, who I had the great fortune to spend some time with later in his life. So I called Lonnie, his wife, up, and I said, “When Muhammad saw himself as a young man, what did he think? She said, “He loved it…. And I thought, “Yeah, I should love it, too.”