Chris Hemsworth is temporarily retiring from acting for health reasons

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has discovered that he has an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease due to genetic factors, which has led him to make the decision to take a break from acting.

Although only 39 years old, he discovered that his DNA has a duplicate APOE4 gene, inherited from his parents, and he is ten times more likely to develop the degenerative disease in the future.

The actor was tested as part of the Disney+ documentary series ‘Limitless’ and the result confirmed his ‘greatest fear’. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he explained that this is an extremely rare condition that affects only 2-3% of the population.

After the shocking diagnosis, the actor began to “close” his professional backlogs in order to take time to take care of himself and devote himself to his wife and children.

“When you’re predisposed to..anything, it’s all about managing your sleep, stress, diet and fitness. You have to take care of yourself as best you can,” he himself advised the audience, explaining his decision to retire from acting for a while.

After wrapping up the US promotional campaign for his new docu-series ‘Limitless’, Chris Hemsworth returned to Australia with his wife Elsa Pataky to be with their three children India, Sasha and Tristan.

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