Chris Hemsworth has been putting his health and his family first since receiving some life-changing medical news.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair The Thor: Love and Thunder The star said he was taking a break from acting after learning he had two copies of the APOE4 gene, which greatly increases his chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The 39-year-old actor discovered this genetic predisposition while getting a blood panel for his new Disney+ show no limitsIt is a documentary series about time, aging and death.
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He was initially planning to have a doctor explain everything to him on camera, but that all changed when the results came in. He told the magazine: “Peter Attia, the longevity doctor in that episode, who supervises a lot of the show, called [show creator] Darren [Aronofsky] He said, “I don’t want to tell him this in front of the camera.” We need to have a conversation off the side and see if he even wants this to be on the show. “
Hemsworth ended up pulling the call off camera with his parents in the room. They all had a file Many of questions, especially since Hemsworth’s grandfather is currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and is struggling with his memory.
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It was “intense” to navigate these conversations, he explained: “Most of us like to avoid talking about death in the hopes that we’ll avoid it somehow. We all have this belief that we’re going to find out. Then all of a sudden it’s said that some big pointer is actually pointing at us.” this is As the road will happen, his reality will sink. your own yard.”
He continued, “The show, which at first was an exploration of longevity and, of course, should be fun, has become more relevant and important to me, even more exciting than I thought it would be.” “It’s been a really good motivator for me to delve into everything I need to do whether it’s on the prevention front or the management front or whatever way you want to categorize it.”
Armed with this information, Hemsworth decided to take a step back from acting in order to rest and spend more time with his family. The Australian-born actor has three young children with his wife, Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky. He’s been working consistently since the early 2000s, but his career really skyrocketed after 2011, when he debuted as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie of the same name.
“[Doing Limitless] It really triggered something in me to want to have some time off.” “And ever since we finished the show, I’ve been completing the things that were already contracted to do. Now when I finish this tour this week I’m going home and I’m going to have a good bit of vacation and just simpler. Be with the children, be with my wife.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that causes memory loss and other serious cognitive deficiencies, ultimately affecting a person’s ability to function normally. It affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans over the age of 65. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, although there are some medications that may relieve symptoms.
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