On Monday, Rush Limbaugh accused actor Michael J. Fox of faking symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in advertisements supporting stem cell research. Limbaugh said Fox was “exaggerating the effects of the disease. He’s moving all around and shaking and it’s purely an act. … This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn’t take his medication or he’s acting.”
Yesterday in Illinois, Fox responded to Limbaugh’s smear. Watch it:
FOX: I’m kinda lucky right now. It’s ironic, given some things that have been said in the last couple days, that my pills are working really well right now.
ANNOUNCER: That’s Michael J. Fox responding to a critic, radio powerhouse Rush Limbaugh. Michael J. Fox spoke out today in support of stem-cell research at a rally in Illinois. His response comes after the conservative commentator accused Fox of either “acting” or not using his medication during an ad for Missouri senate candidate Claire McCaskill. During the ad, Fox was trembling due to symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease.