Michael J Fox gushes over Coldplay and 'mind blowing' surprise Glastonbury appearance

Michael J Fox Coldplay Glastonbury
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Michael J Fox described his performance with Coldplay at Glastonbury on the Pyramid stage as "mind-blowing".

The 63 year old Back To The Future icon joined the British rock group to strum along to their hit, Fix You, during their historic headline set at Worthy Farm on Saturday evening. Coldplay made history themselves by becoming the first act to helm the festival for a fifth time.

Fox then took to social media to share snaps of him on stage in a wheelchair surrounded by his team and posing in front of a hoarding which stated: "Optimism is a political act". In one of his posts he captioned: "My team : Lauren, John and Jeff and Steve."

He also gave shout outs to everyone involved adding: "Glastonbury all the love and thanks to the @coldplay team who took such great care of us."

In the post, he said: "And many thanks to (Coldplay members) Chris (Martin), Will (Champion), Johnny (Buckland), Guy (Berryman) and Phil (Harvey)."

Michael J Fox Coldplay Glastonbury
Michael J Fox described the moment on stage with Coldplay as "mind blowing" -Credit:BBC

He then added: "Oh yeah in case you were wondering ... it was f****** mind blowing.

"There is a time for every band and a band for every time. This is @coldplay's time. More pics to come."

The activist and star of the silver screen was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease just a year after Back To The Future Part III had hit cinemas in 1990.

He discovered a tremor in his little finger before receiving his diagnosis at 29-years-old and the progressive neurological condition has drastically impacted his mobility. Over time, he has sustained broken bones due to various falls.

Michael J Fox at the Oscars
The Back to the Future star has suffered with Parkinson's disease for many years -Credit:PA Archive/PA Images

He announced he was retiring back in 2020 from his on-screen work after being very candid about how the disease had impacted his memory and made it difficult for him to remember dialogue.

Fox founded the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research back in 2000, which has since raised more than two billion dollars (£1.58 billion).

He starred in the Apple+ documentary Still: A Michael J Fox Movie in 2023 which explored how Parkinson's impacted his life.

As well as starring in the Back To The Future trilogy, Fox is well known for films including Teen Wolf and Doc Hollywood along with the TV series Spin City.

He received a standing ovation in February after he made a surprise appearance in a wheelchair in London at the Bafta film awards to present the best film to Sir Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer.

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