Saturday, July 20, 2024

Michael J. Fox Skips Hamptons Biden Fundraiser to Play Guitar with Coldplay in Glastonbury


Lots of celebs in the Hamptons today for a Biden-Harris fundraiser.

The hosts were Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, and Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan. Howard Stern was among the guests.

But one of the host couples was absent. That was Fox and Pollard.

It’s not like they’re not supporting Joe Biden — they are — but Fox had some pressing business overseas.

Seems that the “Back to the Future” star took the stage at the Glastonbury Music Festival to play guitar with Coldplay.

Which event would you choose?

Fox, a long time Parkinson’s advocate, has guest-starred with Coldplay in the past. This time he arrived on stage in a wheelchair. But that didn’t stop him from wailing away with Coldplay on a couple of numbers. How cool is that?

Fox showed off his guitar prowess in the 80s in “Back to the Future.” He’s played with Joan Jett and Bruce Springsteen. He’s inveterate music fan, showing up last year at Springsteen shows. The music obviously drives him.

Michael J. Fox is beyond an inspiration for anyone dealing with neuromuscular diseases. Nothing stops him, and nothing will. Rock on, Michael!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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