Here's a few facts about Parkinson's. None of which are "fun".
Nearly 100,000 Canadians have Parkinson's disease with approximately 5,500 new cases diagnosed each year in Canada.
In Canada and the United States, one person dies every hour from complications of Parkinson's and one person is diagnosed with Parkinson's every nine minutes.
According to the Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University, brain disease and disorders (like Parkinson's disease) will surpass cancer and heart disease as the leading cause of death and disability to Canadians by 2040 yet at present, there is no national strategy to address this growing concern.
Sounds like a lot of fun doesn't it? Not quite.
At best I watch awards shows by fast forwarding through them on my PVR. I couldn't care less about what the stars are wearing or what they ramble on about during booze soaked acceptance speeches.
Last night during the Golden Globes, E! posted a graphic during Michael J Fox's red carpet walk listing some details about his Parkinson's diagnosis under the headline "Fun Fact". The network has apologized to Fox and that may be good enough for him (or not...I haven't looked to see if he's given any reaction), but I for one will be erasing last night's show from my PVR.
We all know you're drunk Golden Globes...but now its time to go home.