At the BAFTA awards ceremony, Michael J. Fox stood up from his wheelchair, and everyone is talking about it.

At the 2024 BAFTA awards in London, Michael J. Fox got a big round of applause and a standing ovation when he showed up. He doesn’t often make public appearances, so it was special.

He was there to give out the Best Film award to the people who made Oppenheimer. Even though he’s been dealing with Parkinson’s disease since 1991, he stood up from his wheelchair to give out the award. This showed how brave and strong he’s been all these years.

Reports say everyone clapped and cheered for him when he went on stage. His wife, Tracy Pollan, was also there.

Before giving out the award, Michael thanked everyone for letting him be a part of the special night. He talked about how all the nominated films bring people together, no matter who they are or where they’re from.

People on the internet were really happy to see Michael J. Fox stand up from his wheelchair to give out an award.

One person said, “He’s a legend. What a moment…”

Another person added, “Even though he’s dealing with his condition, he’s so strong. He’s always been a great person, just like when I first saw him in the 1980s.”

Someone else said, “I was in another room when I heard his name. I ran in because I had to see it. He’s a legend and an amazing person.”

Another wrote, “His foundation for Parkinson’s research has raised $2 BILLION? That’s amazing! It just shows how brave, determined, and honest he is. I’ll always love him.”

Michael J. Fox talking about how his life with Parkinson’s is getting harder made some fans worry. He said it’s tough, but he’s trying his best.

Last May, Michael J. Fox said he had surgery on his spine because doctors found a tumor there. Even though the tumor wasn’t cancerous, it made it hard for him to walk. He also got hurt from falling because of it.

“I broke my arms, my elbow, my face, and my hand,” Fox told Pauley.

He said falling is dangerous for people with Parkinson’s, along with choking on food and getting sick with pneumonia.

“You don’t die from Parkinson’s, you die with it,” Fox said. “I’ve been thinking about how long I’ll live. I don’t think I’ll make it to 80.”

I’m always happy to see Michael J. Fox. He’s so inspiring!