Michael J. Fox and Lil Nas X may not be the kind of collaboration you expect from 2020, but we like it.
The cult actor has teamed up with the singer for his eagerly awaited new video “Holiday”, which will appear in a commercial teaser for the single.
The promo premiered during the NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday and follows a time-traveling cowboy who becomes Santa Claus.
And who better to recruit for some time traveling cowboy antics than the star of Back to the Future himself?
The clip looks like a kind of mash-up between the 1994 film Santa Claus and Back to the Future Part III, which is set in the Wild West, more precisely in 1885.
Lil Nas X, whose first name is Montero Lamar Hill, then seems to travel through time on Santa’s sleigh, which leads Fox to say: “Whatever you do, Nas, don’t go until 2020”.
MY FIRST INDIVIDUAL ONE IN 2 YEARS âHOLIDAYâ IS FROM THIS FRIDAY! ðð¾âï¸ pic.twitter.com/5quf8NHUO2
– nope (@LilNasX) November 9, 2020
While sharing the clip, the rapper tweeted: “MY FIRST SINGLE SINCE HOLIDAY FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS IS THIS FRIDAY OUT!
Fox’s participation in the video provoked a reaction on Twitter, which led to the 59-year-old’s name becoming a trend on the platform.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29. Although he did not disclose his condition to the public until 1998, he has since openly discussed living with Parkinson’s disease.
“Optimism is really rooted in gratitude,” the Marty McFly star said in an interview with People this month. “Optimism is sustainable when you keep returning to gratitude, and what follows from that is acceptance. Accepting that this thing happened, and accepting it for what it is. This does not mean that you cannot try to change. It does not mean that you have to accept it as punishment or penance, but that you simply have to put it in its proper place.
“Then you will see how much you need to prosper for the rest of your life, and then you can move on.
Fox’s latest statement about his health comes at a time when his memoirs “No Time Like the Future” are expected to hit the headlines later this month.
“My life is quiet now, and I’m actually having a really good time,” Fox said. “People don’t believe me, but I love life. I love being with my family. I love being with Tracy. I love that I don’t do a lot of useless things that I used to do because I don’t have the energy or the time. I am grateful that I went through a melting pot there in my late 50s. I finally found out some of this crap, and it didn’t haunt me until my 70s and 80s”.
Speaking about one of his “darkest times”, Fox explained how he underwent risky spinal cord surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumor.
“I was heading for paralysis if I didn’t let him operate,” he told people.
However, Fox subsequently smashed his arm in an accident at his home.
“That was definitely my darkest moment,” he said, adding, “I just snapped. I was leaning against the wall in my kitchen, waiting for the ambulance, and I felt like, “This is as low as I can go. That was when I started to question everything. Like: “I can’t put on a shiny face. The whole thing has no good sides, no advantages. It’s all just regret and pain.'”
Fox is married to Tracy Pollan, and the couple have four children; son Sam, 31, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, both 25, and daughter Esme, 19.
Fox established a foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to advance every promising research path to cure Parkinson’s disease.
“Holiday” the new single of Lil Nas X falls this Friday, November 13.
“No Time Like the Future” by Michael J. Fox will be released in bookstores on November 17.