Why is Chris Hemsworth taking a break?
Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth has revealed that he’s to take a break from acting after revealing an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
He revealed that he has a genetic predisposition for the disease, discovering the likelihood after undertaking a number of genetic tests while working on docuseries Limitless.
He said that it’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation, he has decided to take some time away from the big screen after the revelation, which means that the actor is eight to 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.
Hemsworth said: “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,” he added. “Be with the kids, be with my wife”.
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
Hemsworth also shared that his grandfather is currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.