Rush Limbaugh accused Michael J. Fox of exaggerating and faking his symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease after the actor appeared in a TV ad for Missouri Senate challenger Claire McCaskill, a candidate who supports stem-cell research. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and through his foundation, has raised millions of dollars for research that will promise improved therapies and ultimately a cure for people living with Parkinson’s. From behind his microphone on his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh said:
He is moving around and shaking, and it is purely an act.”
Later, Limbaugh offered a half-hearted apology but tempered it by saying that Fox was letting his condition be exploited. Rush Limbaugh didn’t say if he was faking in 2001 or not when he went almost completely deaf and went on the air talking like somebody who was punished for lying in the Middle East. But instead of having a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system like Fox has, Limbaugh went deaf because he was addicted to OxyContin and Hydrocodone. To prove his theory, Limbaugh should totally let Fox perform his next ear surgery. Michael J. Fox would be like Zorro without all that unnecessary blade control.
Wasn’t Heidi Klum in Spin City? Why yes, yes she was.