Chris Hemsworth takes career break after worrying medical diagnosis

Chris Hemsworth takes career break after worrying medical diagnosis

After being diagnosed with a predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth is taking a break from his career.

The star of ThorChris Hemsworth, is considering taking a break from acting after discovering he is genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The news was revealed to Hemsworth during an episode of Limitless (Without limits en VF), the National Geographic documentary series in which he participated for Disney+. As Hemsworth learned, his genes contain two copies of the APOE4 gene, from each of his parents, a combination believed to lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to Hemsworth, he will take a short break to spend time with his family, after the show made him reassess his own mortality.

“It’s not a pre-deterministic gene, but it’s a strong indication,” Hemsworth revealed in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “Ten years ago, I think it was more considered to be decisive. »

“It’s not like a resignation”continued Hemsworth. “It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I finished the things that I was already committed to. Once this tour [de promo] finished this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good part of my free time and simplify [ma vie]. To be with my children, to be with my wife. »

As Hemsworth revealed, he refused to have the scenes where he discovers his predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease removed from Without limitseven after Disney offered to remove them.

“Listen, if that’s a motivation for people to take better care of themselves and also understand that there are steps you can take, then that’s fantastic,” explained Hemsworth. “My concern was that I just didn’t want to manipulate it and over-dramatize it and draw fake empathy from it or anything for entertainment. »

Without limits is a documentary series produced by Darren Aronofsky in which Chris Hemsworth tests his limits. Without limits asks if it is possible to fight against aging and discover the full potential of the human body. New scientific research is shaking up conventional wisdom about the human body and offering fascinating insights into how we can all unleash our body’s superpowers to fight disease, perform better, and even reverse the aging process.

This science is put to the test by Hemsworth, who, despite being at the peak of his superhero status, is on a personal mission to learn how to prolong his health, strength, and intellect further as he ages.

Undergoing a series of epic ordeals and extraordinary challenges in order to understand the limits of the human body, he learns how we can live better longer by discovering ways to regenerate damage, maximize strength, build resilience, overload his memory and to face his mortality.

Without limits is available on Disney+.

Source: Vanity Fair / Credit ©Disney+/Marvel


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