Michael J Fox said he “can’t even remember” dating The Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs.
Fox, 61, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29, symptoms include memory loss.
The actor is currently promoting his upcoming AppleTV+ documentary, STILL, about his life and illness, directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An inconvenient truth).
Around 1985, Fox was one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to consecutive hits like Family relationship, Back to the future And Teenage Wolf.
“When I look at that period in [documentary] it just sounds crazy,” said Fox Time in a new interview.
“Look at all the girls I’ve dated. Some of them I can’t even remember. Hahaha. I mean, I dated Susanna Hoffs from Bangles, and I can’t even remember. But that’s just an example. Things like that happen all the time,” he said.
Fox and Hoffs dated briefly in 1986. Hoffs went on to marry the filmmaker Jay Roach (Austin’s Power) in 1993.
Elsewhere in the interview, Fox acknowledged that living with Parkinson’s disease is getting harder and harder. “I don’t want to take out the violin. I broke my arm, elbow, arm bone, other arm bones, shoulder, face and a few other places,” he said.
“And all of that is amplified by the electricity of the concussion. So yes, it hurts a lot. But what you learn is that no one gives like ***. That’s just life. It’s not important. You suck it up and you move on. And there may be a story to tell in it. But that’s all. There are no details that you can bring out the window for a refund.
Fox revealed his diagnosis in 1998 and announced that he would be “retiring for a second time” in 2020.
His eponymous foundation recently organized $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) Parkinson’s research programmes.
Still: A Michael J Fox movie Available in cinemas and on AppleTV+ from May 12.