download GirlStyle Singapore app
Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage & Plays The Guitar At Glastonbury Festival, Says It Was 'Mind-Blowing'

Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay On Stage & Plays The Guitar At Glastonbury Festival, Says It Was 'Mind-Blowing'

Hot Topics Celebrity News
By Allison Kong on 01 Jul 2024

Michael J. Fox made an unexpected appearance when Coldplay took the stage at Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2024, Saturday night.


Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin with Michael J. Fox at the Glastonbury Festival on 29 June 2024Photo from BBC Music via YouTube

Coldplay's frontman, Chris Martin, introduced him with a nod to Michael's iconic role in Back to the Future: "With his Chuck Berry riff and the way he punched Biff: ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Michael J. Fox."

The band kicked off with Humankind, and then Michael stayed on stage to play guitar for Coldplay's hit Fix You. During this part of the show, Michael used a wheelchair.

Michael J. Fox playing the guitar for 'Fix You' with ColdplayPhoto from BBC Music via YouTube

A video shared by BBC showed frontman Chris shining the spotlight on Michael during their performance. "Go Johnny, go, go, go," Chris sang, referencing Michael's famous performance of Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode in Back to the Future. Watch the performance here:

The 63-year-old actor has been living with Parkinson's Disease since his diagnosis in 1991. After the performances, Chris thanked Michael for being a major influence on the band's music career. “The main reason why we’re in a band is because of Back to the Future,” Chris said. “So thank you to our hero forever, and one of the most amazing people on earth, Mr. Michael J. Fox.”


Michael took to his Instagram on 30 June, thanking the whole team for taking good care of him.

"Thanks to the @coldplay team who took such great care of us. And many thanks to Chris, Will, Johnny, Guy, and Phil." He then went on to say it was mind-blowing to be able to perform with Coldplay.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Michael J Fox (@realmikejfox)

Back in July 2016, Michael joined Coldplay on stage at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to play Johnny B. Goode. Check out the performance here:

Michael rose to fame for starring in the NBC sitcom Family Ties and Back to the Future. He continued acting in movies like Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success, Doc Hollywood, and The Frighteners. He also provided voiced for the main characters in the Stuart Little franchise and the animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Throughout his career, he won five Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even a Grammy Award.

When Michael publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he's been actively advocating for finding a cure and started the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to support research. He officially retired from acting in 2020 due to his declining health.