‘Tell me you didn’t cry’: Fans react as B.C.’s Michael J. Fox plays guitar with Coldplay at Glastonbury Festival!

Sitting in a wheelchair, the Burnaby-raised actor was able to play guitar and kick out his legs while performing Fix Me with Chris Martin.

Coldplay fans at the 2024 Glastonbury Festival in England got a rare treat on Saturday night when Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox joined the band onstage.

Footage from the event shows Fox — in a wheelchair but still able to play guitar and kick out his legs — performing the superband’s hit Fix Me alongside singer Chris Martin.

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Fox, 63, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 but has carried on with his acting and writing career, while raising millions of dollars for research into the gradually-debilitating disease.

Fox rose to fame on the TV series Family Ties and went on to star in the Back to the Future series.

Earlier this year, a film about Fox’s life and career won four Emmy Awards, including for outstanding documentary.

The film — Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie — was released on Apple TV and also landed awards for best director for a documentary program, picture editing and music composition.

On Saturday night, Martin introduced Fox as a “legend.”

“The main reason why we’re in a band is because of watching Back to the Future, so thank you to our hero forever and one of the most amazing people on earth, Mr. Michael J. Fox. Thank you so much, Michael,” Martin told the energetic and emotional crowd of 100,000.

Thank you Michael J. Fox for making our dream come true 🩵 Coldplay (@coldplay) June 30, 2024

Fox is an accomplished guitarist who started playing in bands at age 14 while attending Burnaby Central Secondary School.

Here’s what some fans had to say about Fox’s Glastonbury appearance:

— Coldplay. Michael J Fox. Tell me you didn’t cry #Glastonbury2024 — GlastoTopTips (@GlastoTopTips) June 29, 2024, Michael J Fox getting his moment at Glastonbury with Coldplay. What a legend ♥️♥️

— DEɅN JOHNSON (@deanjohnsonuk) June 29, 2024, That kick from Michael J Fox when the beat drops. 🥹 Pure release. ❤️#Glastonbury

— Eddie Burfi (@EddieBurfi) June 30, 2024, Michael J. Fox is on stage with Coldplay at Glastonbury tonight….and now it’s awfully dusty in here 🥹🙏

— Wu Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) June 29, 2024, Since my Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s almost a decade ago, I haven’t had the courage to listen to “Fix You”, one of my all-time favorites songs. But then this happened at #Glastonbury. @coldplay + @MichaelJFoxOrg on stage. Music is so incredible. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/licJPWWxUB

— Matt Sebek (@MattSebek) June 30, 2024, Unforgettable moment in Glastonbury history. Michael J Fox on stage with Coldplay ❤️#coldplay #ColdplayGlastonbury #glastonbury2024 #Glastonbury #michaeljfox

— Karl Cunliffe (@KDCunliffe) June 29, 2024, My mind is blown. Last night at #Glastonbury, Michael J. Fox sat in with Coldplay and played two songs on guitar. The power of music.

— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 30, 2024, Unforgettable moment in Glastonbury history. Michael J Fox on stage with Coldplay ❤️#coldplay #ColdplayGlastonbury #glastonbury2024 #Glastonbury #michaeljfox

— Karl Cunliffe (@KDCunliffe) June 29, 2024, However cynical and hard bitten you are, impossible not to feel something joyful when Coldplay plays with Michael J Fox at Glastonbury

— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 30, 2024, Michael J. Fox playing guitar with Coldplay during ‘Fix You’ is exactly what you need today. “Go, Johnny, go go go.”

— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) June 30, 2024, Michael J Fox on stage with coldplay #Glastonbury

Source: Vancouver SUN