Michael J Fox believes he will 'run out of gas' one day soon amid Parkinson's battle

Michael J Fox says he believes he will "run out of gas" one day.
Michael J Fox says he believes he will "run out of gas" one day. Photo credit: Instgram - Michael J Fox

Back to the Future star Michael J Fox has revealed in a heartbreaking admission that he believes he will simply "run out of gas" one day soon. 

The 62-year-old, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 29, told Town and Country magazine that it "wouldn't be unheard of" if he were to lose his fight against the disease in the near future. 

"One day I'll run out of gas. One day I'll just say: 'It's not going to happen. I'm not going out today'. 

"If that comes, I'll allow myself that, I'm 62 years old. Certainly, if I were to pass away tomorrow it would be premature, but it wouldn't be unheard of. And so, no I don't fear that," he said. 

Fox also revealed he had suffered a "tsunami of misfortune" with accidents, one of which was nearly crippling for him. 

"My hand got infected and then I almost lost it. It was a tsunami of misfortune." 

In May this year, Fox said he doesn't believe he will live to see 80. 

The Hollywood actor was diagnosed with the chronic degenerative disorder a year after his movie Back to the Future Part III was released in 1990. 

In an emotional interview for CBS Sunday Morning in May, Fox described the illness as a "gift that keeps on taking" and revealed he often ponders his own mortality. 

"All these subtle ways that get you, you don't die from Parkinson's, you die with (the condition). I'm not going to be 80. I won't be 80," he said.