Michael J. Fox has scored an apology from American Media Inc. for a story published in its tabloid Globe about the “Back to the Future” star’s health.
The mea culpa was posted on Globe’s website on Friday, as a “clarification.”
Apparently, contrary to the Globe report, the actor “continues to live a fulfilling successful life.”
“AMI apologizes to Michael J. Fox for an article about his health published in the April 4, 2016 issue of Globe,” the company’s apology reads. “Mr. Fox continues to live a fulfilling, successful life and to be an optimistic beacon of unflagging hope and inspiration for people living with the challenges of Parkinson’s. AMI regrets any implication to the contrary.”
Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, acknowledged the apology via Twitter on Friday, while denouncing the article as “total B.S.”
Recent story in the Globe re my health and state of mind went viral. Disturbing and total B.S. The Globe apologizes. pic.twitter.com/5ZDgUNrYKe
According to Gossip Cop, the Globe article claimed that Fox, 54, was “preparing to die” and had “refused life-saving surgery,” knowing that “he has no hope of halting the terrifying ravage of crippling Parkinson’s disease.”