Photo: Chuck Kennedy (Pete for America) Public Domain

Michael J Fox Joins Coldplay At Glastonbury

During their headlining Glastonbury performance, Coldplay were joined on stage by Michael J. Fox.

Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the early 1990s, the now 63-year-old actor appeared on stage during the band’s spectacular outro at Worthy Farm on Saturday night (6.20.)

Prior to the Hollywood star playing the guitar alongside Coldplay and the collection of backing singers, the group’s frontman Chris Martin introduced Michael as a “legend” stating:

“The main reason why we’re in a band is because of watching ‘Back to the Future’, so thank you to our hero forever and one of the most amazing people on Earth, Mr Michael J. Fox. Thank you so much, Michael.”

Paying a glowing tribute to festival founder Sir Michael Eavis, Martin sang “To Michael, we just want to thank you/ as humans go you’re the best of all sorts/ you’re a musical charmer, you’re the world’s greatest farmer, who ever got knighted wearing shorts.”

Hailing the Glastonbury crowd as the most “most peace-loving” and “fun-giving” audience, Chris told his crowd “We’re going to show everybody watching on TV why the Glastonbury audience is the most peace-loving, love-making, fun-giving, accepting, non-judgemental, wonderful group of talented, brilliant humans that can sing in tune.”

The Grammy award-winning star – who sang several of the band’s best-known hits’ ‘Yellow’ and ‘Higher Power’ – said:

“I look around and I just see amazing, wonderful people from all over the place and that’s what makes Glastonbury the greatest city on Earth.” “Thank you, all of you who have been waiting down here at the front for hours. It’s amazing that none of you had to pee.” “And then thank you everybody in the middle of the field for playing that role, we see you. And then at the back of the field, five time zones away, at the back of Glastonbury – maybe the most important engine room in the world.” “We welcome everybody all the way at the back in their wellington boots. Thank you for all your flags and the singing and everything. This is our favourite thing to do on Earth, so thank you for letting us do it.”

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Chuck Kennedy (Pete for America) Public Domain