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    Michael J. Fox thinks the support he's received from his showbiz pals has been "amazing"

    The 60-year-old actor feels grateful towards his showbiz friends - such as Sting and Brad Paisley - who have thrown their support behind his foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease


    The Hollywood star - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 - said:

    "If you have industry support for the foundation, it's amazing."

    Despite this, Michael is determined not to "take advantage" of his showbiz pals.

    He told People: "You don't want to take advantage of those relationships, you don't want to press them, but it's lovely to see people step in and have a connection and they call me and they let me know what they're doing and it's amazing."

    Meanwhile, Michael recently confessed that he was "surprised" by the reaction to his Parkinson's diagnosis.

    The 'Spin City' star has lived with the degenerative disorder for the last 30 years, and he was surprised when people responded to the news "with interest".

    Michael shared: "It was a great surprise to me that people responded the way they responded.

    "They responded with interest, in the desire to find an answer to the the disease, and then I saw that as a great opportunity. I didn't get put in this position to squander it."

    Michael has raised a huge amount of money for research into the disorder.

    But the actor doesn't focus too much of his attention on his own efforts.

    He said: "I don't spend a lot of time on that. But I am grateful when people express to me that it means something, [that] means a lot to me.

    But I don't think about it.

    "I don't get up and go, 'Oh, I'm Mr. Impact!'"

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