Michael J. Fox joins Coldplay for surprise Glastonbury performance

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Michael J. Fox is a star on screen and on stage!

The Back to the Future actor made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday by joining Coldplay on stage during the band’s set.

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Michael J. Fox performs with Coldplay at Glastonbury Festival, June 29, 2024.

Fox, 63, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease since 1991, was sitting in his wheelchair on stage and playing guitar as the band performed their hits “Humandkind” and “Fix You.”

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after performanceband leader Chris Martin gave Fox a wonderful tribute, crediting the actor with being the inspiration behind the band’s musical career.

“The main reason we’re in the band is to watch Back to the Future. So thank you to our hero forever, one of the most amazing people on the face of the Earth, Mr. Michael J. Fox. Thank you so much Michael, our hero,” Martin said.

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Michael J. Fox performs with Coldplay at Glastonbury Festival, June 29, 2024.

Fox played teenager Marty McFly in the 1985 film. Martin introduced Fox to the Glastonbury audience by referencing his character in the film.

“In Chuck Berry’s voice and the way he punched Bev: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Michael J. Fox,” Martin said.

Fox retired from acting in 2020 due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000, and since then the foundation has become the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world, funding more than $1.5 billion in research projects, according to the foundation’s data. website.

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This isn’t the first time Fox has joined the band for the actor and Coldplay to perform I cooperated In July 2016 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey when Coldplay performed “Johnny B. Goode”, the Chuck Berry song featured on “Back to the Future”.

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