Michael J. Fox spoke with Katie Couric last night about Rush Limbaugh’s comments that he was faking his condition during a commercial for Claire McCaskill. He also responded to the allegations that he was off his medication so that his condition appeared worse. He denied this and said that he was overly medicated. Rush later apologized for his comment.
Michael said that he only did the ads to further his cause and that he’s not into politics. He supports candidates that support his focus, stem-cell research.
He responded about Limbaugh’s allegations, “He used the word victim, and on another occasion I heard he used the word pitiable. You have to understand, nobody in this situation wants pity. … I’m not a victim. I’m someone who’s in this situation … along with millions of other Americans.”
“It’s not pretty when it gets bad. I’ve learned to throw vanity out the window. I’ve had enough years of people thinking I was pretty and teenage girls hanging my picture on walls. I’m over that now.”