WATCH: Michael J. Fox Guest Stars on Ellen, Talks About Parkinson’s and New Sitcom

Life is looking pretty good these days for actor Michael J. Fox. He has control over his Parkinson’s symptoms (a disease he has battled for over 20 years) and he has a new NBC sitcom in the works.

One of the things he’s most proud of though is The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. Fox proudly proclaimed the foundation has raised almost $300 million, with most money raised going toward research for a cure.

As for his new show, he’s blown away by NBC’s confidence in him and the fact they already approved an entire season before production has even started.

Says Fox, “They’re crazy. It’s a big leap of faith.”

FirstToKnow.com broke the news to our readers last month of Fox’s new show, and thanks to his Ellen appearance, we have more details to share.

Fox says his character will be a busy husband and father of three in the Big Apple, facing challenges typical of any other father and husband: his family, career, and health.

He added that he felt confident he could take on a lead role again after his guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Wife.

“I always say live in the moment, enjoy the day, make the most of what you  have. And I thought, ‘well if I put one day after another where its like that, why not just do what I love to do and work?’”

Although he’s excited to get back to acting on a regular basis again, Fox will continue to be actively involved in his foundation.

In order to push past the $300 million mark, Ellen DeGeneres brought out a sleek red guitar to be auctioned off of eBay. That alone should rack in some big bucks, but what will really make this guitar special are the signatures that will be on it once the bidding begins. Both DeGeneres and Fox signed it, and DeGeneres will have future guest stars that stop by her show sign it as well.

For more on Michael J. Fox’s Ellen appearance, you can view the video below.

Photos: ellentv.com

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