Chris Hemsworth Quits Acting For A While After Getting Some Terrible News

Chris Hemsworth, an Australian actor probably best known for his role as “Thor” has recently decided to take some time off from acting after he finishes the press tour for his new Disney+ docu-series “Limitless.”

During the filming of his new series, Hemsworth, 39, discovered that he is 8 to 10 times more likely than the average person to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

Hemsworth explained, “It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I’ve been completing the things I was already contracted to do.”

“Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home, and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.”

The superstar has a daughter named India, 10, and 8-year-old twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, with his wife Elsa Pataky, 46.

“Doing an episode on death and facing your own mortality made me go, ‘Oh God, I’m not ready to go yet,'” he said.  “I want to sit and be in this space with a greater sense of stillness and gratitude.”

Hemsworth continued saying, “And then you start talking about kids and family and going, ‘Oh my God, they’re getting older, they’re growing up, and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie.’ Before you know it, they’re 18, and they’ve moved out of the house, and I missed the window.”

Hemsworth met with longevity physician Dr. Peter Attia. During the filming, Attia performed a series of genetic tests on Hemsworth.

Dr. Attia told Hemsworth, “We’ve got every blood test one can get, and you’ve got two copies of APOE4. A set from your mom and a set from your dad.”

The APOE4 gene has the strongest correlation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The idea that I won’t be able to remember the life I experienced, or my wife, my kids, is probably my biggest fear,” Hemsworth shared in the episode.

Fox News


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