Michael J. Fox says playing with Coldplay at Glastonbury Festival was an 'amazing' experience


Michael J. Fox is still in high spirits following his surprise appearance at Coldplay's electric Glastonbury set over the weekend.

The beloved actor, who has been battling Parkinson's disease since 1991, delighted fans when he took the stage in front of a crowd of 120,000 at the annual music festival in England, UK.

The “Back to the Future” star joined the band for two of their songs during the encore section, where frontman Chris Martin launched into a freestyle riff in the middle of his 2021 hit “Humankind.”

The beloved actor took the stage in front of a crowd of 120,000 at the annual music festival in England. Michael J. Fox/Instagram

Describing the experience as “amazing”, the actor thanked the seven-time Grammy-winning band for including him.

“So much love and thanks to the Glastonbury, @coldplay team who took such good care of us,” Fox, 63, wrote on Instagram on Sunday. “And a huge thank you to Chris, Will, Jonny, Guy and Phil too.”

He added, “Oh yeah, in case you're wondering…it was really great. There's a time for every band and there's a band for every time. It's @coldplay's time.”

Along with his post, Fox also shared several photos of himself enjoying the festival with his team, as well as another photo in which he is standing in front of a sign that reads, “Optimism is a political act.”

The “Back to the Future” star joined the band for two songs during the encore section. BBC Music/YouTube

Another photo taken from the carousel showed a signboard that read, “Coldplay special guests.”

Fox left fans in splits on Saturday night when he was brought onstage in a wheelchair during Coldplay's record-breaking set.

“This is another great Michael,” Martin said of Fox after introducing festival founder Sir Michael Eavis. “A man who absolutely rocks. With his Chuck Berry riffs and the way he punched Biff: ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Michael J. Fox.”

The actor, who has been suffering from Parkinson's disease since 1991, shared several pictures from the festival. Michael J. Fox/Instagram

Martin knelt down next to Fox as he led the large crowd in singing his 2005 hit “Fix You,” which kept the music playing.

After the actor left the stage, the lead singer revealed that Fox was the reason Coldplay was formed.

“Specially thank you to the fact that we're in a band because we saw 'Back to the Future,'” he told the crowd.

“A big thank you to our all-time hero and one of the most amazing people on earth, Mr. Michael J. Fox,” Martin said. “Thank you so much, our hero.”

Fox left fans in splits on Saturday night when he was brought onstage in a wheelchair during Coldplay's record-breaking set. BBC Music/YouTube

Coldplay made history at the festival as this year the British rock band headlined the five-day music festival for the fifth time – the first band to do so.

Other headlining performers at this year’s three-day festival included Dua Lipa and Shania Twain.




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