‘Dawn’ stars ‘Killing Lincoln’ star Tom Taylor says he’s been diagnosed with ALS
Tom Taylor, who plays Lincoln, was diagnosed with the rare neurological disorder ALS in September 2016.
Now, the actor and his wife, Amy, are taking time out from the world of film to discuss their illness and their future.
“I feel like this is my last chance,” Taylor told The Associated Press.
“I know I’ve made some mistakes and it’s hard to live through.
But I know what I’ve done.
I’ve never wanted to do anything again.”
Taylor, a producer of the HBO series “The Americans,” will be the last of his family to take a stand on the diagnosis.
“They [the Taylor family] have been very supportive of us, especially the kids,” he said.
“We were just talking about this last week about being in the same room and sitting down and having dinner and sharing a little bit of what it was like to be in that room together.”
The disease affects the nervous system and the muscles in the neck and shoulders, but it can also lead to muscle weakness.
It’s thought to be caused by too much noise, stress or other factors that disrupt the brain’s balance.
Taylor said he and his family, who live in Washington, D.C., are taking a break from the movies to get a diagnosis.
He said he’s taking a medication to treat his ALS and has spoken to a doctor about starting his own therapy.
“When you get it, you don’t have the strength to go out and do something like go and shoot a film,” he told AP.
“You just need to go to bed at night.
Taylor, who starred in “American Hustle” and “The Sopranos,” said he hasn’t received any formal treatment for his disease. “
And so I’m just hoping and praying that my family will be able to do something to help me, but at the same time, I’ve got to be very careful not to put too much pressure on them.”
Taylor, who starred in “American Hustle” and “The Sopranos,” said he hasn’t received any formal treatment for his disease.
“This is a lifelong disease,” he added.
“It’s a disease that will never go away.”
Taylor is one of three stars who have signed a letter of support for the ALS Association.
“Tom and Amy have been our family for decades,” said James T. Lee, executive director of the group.
“They are the heroes of this industry.
We are praying for them and we are proud to be a part of their continued legacy.”
Taylor said he feels like his life is “a lot better than it was” last year, when he said he was diagnosed.
“At least now I feel a lot more normal,” he joked.
“And I know that I’ve learned to live my life with a certain level of dignity and a certain amount of self-restraint,” he continued.
“But I have to remember that it is never going to be easy.
I’m never going back to the old me.
I don’t want that to happen. “