20 November 2020 08:33
Former Irish president Mary Robinson. Picture by Niall Carson, Press Association HOLLYWOOD actor Michael J. Fox will be one of the guests on tonight's Late Late Show. The Back to the Future star, who has battled Parkinson's for three decades, has set up a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for the disease. The 59-year-old has recently published a new memoir, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, about his continuing health battles.
The actor and activist had surgery to remove a benign tumour on his spinal cord two years ago. He had to relearn how to walk again. During his rehabilitation, he slipped in the kitchen of his New York home and fractured his arm so badly it needed 19 pins. Presenter Ryan Tubridy told listeners on his RTÉ Radio 1 show yesterday morning that he was "very excited" to speak to Mr Fox, who he described as a "remarkable person". Former President Mary Robinson will also be a guest on the RTÉ One show. It is 30 years since Mrs Robinson became the first woman to be elected as president. "What an extraordinary time, looking back on that historic win," Mr Tubridy said. The musical guests will be Irish Women in Harmony who will sing their Christmas song, Together at Christmas. The Late Late Show will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.