39-Year Old “Thor” Actor Backs Away From Hollywood After Receiving Shocking Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

In an unexpected move, famed actor Chris Hemsworth is stepping away from Hollywood after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. 

How can this be you may be wondering… He’s so young - only 39-years old.

Well, it turns out that Chris discovered through genetic testing that he will very likely develop Alzheimer’s later in life, so he’s now stepping back and reevaluating his life. 

OK! Magazine reported that  Chris Hemsworth could be putting his career on hold after learning he's at high risk of contracting Alzheimer's later on in life.The actor, 39, has a slew of projects coming up, including the Avengers sequel and a Hulk Hogan biopic.

But after the movies wrap, “he doesn’t plan to take on many roles because of [learning about his high risk for] Alzheimer’s," a source spilled.

While talking to Vanity Fair in 2022, the handsome hunk, who is married to Elsa Pataky, discussed how he underwent genetic testing to see what the future holds when working on National Geographic's Limitless.

The Australia native, who shares daughter India, 10, and twins Tristan and Sasha, 9, with his wife, noted that he doesn't definitely have Alzheimer's, it just means he's at a much higher risk of being impacted later on. “My concern was I just didn’t want to manipulate it and overdramatize it, and make it into some sort of hokey grab at empathy, or whatever, for entertainment,” he told the outlet. “It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation.”

"There was an intensity to navigating it. Most of us, we like to avoid speaking about death in the hope that we'll somehow avoid it. We all have this belief that we'll figure it out. Then to all of a sudden be told some big indicators are actually pointing to this as the route which is going to happen, the reality of it sinks in. Your own mortality," he continued of getting the news.

Hemsworth is doing the best he can to remain upbeat — and learn from the situation.

"For me, the positive of it was like, 'Right, if I didn't know this [Alzheimer's] information, I wouldn't have 
made the changes I made.' I just wasn't aware of any of it, so now I feel thankful that I have in my arsenal the sort of tools to best prepare myself and prevent things happening in that way," he said. "Like everything in the show I went, 'OK, great. I now have to work on this more.' 

This brings up a very compelling moral question. Are we supposed to know how we may die? And if you could, would you want to know?

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