After undergoing tests as part of Disney+‘s documentary, Limitless, Chris Hemsworth’s life is about to change. The shocking news revealed that Hemsworth is at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The actor has two copies of ApoE4 genes, which he inherits from his mother and father. The result showed him that he has a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s than people without both copies of genes. There is only two to three percent of the population carries the two copies of the gene.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hemsworth said it is his biggest fear, and he knew he must take precautions. Added by him, the news triggered something in him to take some time off from acting.
Hemsworth also confirmed that his grandfather has the disease. It is reported that the Marvel actor will begin his break after finishing the tour for Limitless, with his other contracted works.
Initially, the test would be streamed on the series. However, after the series creator, Darren Aronofsky found out about the result, he told Hemsworth privately. He was given the option to remove any references to his Alzheimer’s risk. Nevertheless, he chose to include it in the series as a step toward awareness and understanding.
Chris Hemsworth, 39, will take his time off in Australia beside his wife, Elsa Pataky, and their three children.
Source: BBC News