Michael J. Fox : 'I'm not a victim'
By Stone Martindale Oct 26, 2006, 23:06 GMT
CBS Evening news anchor Katie Couric has interviewed Michael J. Fox for his comments regarding the "faking" accusations leveled by conservative radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh.
"Iíve interviewed Michael J. Fox several times before, but never quite like this." said Couric
Fox came to CBS studios for an exclusive interview, "Fox was remarkably calm. He was also obviously symptomatic. He trembled uncontrollably, and his legs shook, but he explained it was actually a side effect of not taking enough medication." explained Couric.
"He told me he reduced his dosage because he didnít want to have dyskinesia, which is the side effect of too much medication, and which causes the swaying back and forth that was so evident in the controversial ad for Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Claire McCaskill. Fox said that he can never tell from one day to the next how serious his symptoms will be. Itís a crapshoot." revealed Couric.
Couric's interview lasted 30 minutes and covered a wide range of topics. Fox explained why he believes he needs to do everything he can to help find a cure for debilitating diseases like Parkinsonís and Alzheimerís.
In the interview Fox talked about politics and how he supports both Democrats and Republicans and his admiration for Senator Arlen Specter.
ďIím not a victim.Ē said Fox. He elaborated to Couric that he threw his vanity out the window years ago. What matters now, he said, is finding a cure for Parkinsonís.