Chris Hemsworth reveals he is not retiring following Alzheimer’s risk

Chris Hemsworth

Hollywood actor, Chris Hemsworth has stated that he is slowing down but not retiring after finding that he had a very high probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

The Australian actor has four planned projects, including an untitled Hulk Hogan biopic and a return to his “Thor” character in an upcoming “Avengers” sequel. But after those initiatives, a source said, “he doesn’t plan to take on many roles because of [learning about his high risk for] Alzheimer’s.”

Hemsworth claimed to Vanity Fair that he is “not talking about retiring by any means,” but according to a source, it appears as though he is moving in that direction.

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During the production of his “Limitless” docuseries for Disney+ and National Geographic, Hemsworth, 39, learned that he has a high risk for the disease.

He recently spoke to the glossy about “the intensity [of] navigating” the test results from last November, stressing that they are not a diagnosis but rather a warning that he is more likely than others to get the neurodegenerative disease in the future.

“Most of us, we like to avoid speaking about death,” he said. “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.”

Hemsworth said learning that he’s “eight to 10 times more likely” to battle Alzheimer’s, “triggered something in me to want to take some time off.”

“I’ve been completing the things I was already contracted to do,” he said, adding that he plans to “go home and… to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.”

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