Chris Hemsworth took a break from acting after discovering he was at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Chris Hemsworth He has revealed that he took some time off from acting after finding out he had anxiety High susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease.

Recently, the actor filmed his new documentary series no limitsas the name suggests, involves Hemsworth finding ways to He pushes himself to the physical brink as he explores various ways to increase longevity.

During filming, the Thor actor took several genetic tests and thanks to them, he found out that he was pregnant Two copies of the gene Which have very close associations with dementia, the disease caused by Alzheimer’s.

As revealed by the doctor who performed the genetic testing on Hemsworth, Only 3% of the population has this specific double copy of which gene It increases the risk of developing the disease by 8-10%.

As he explains in Vanity Fair, this discovery prompted the actor to Take time to rest. “It really triggered something in me to want to take time off. And ever since we finished the show, I’ve been completing the things I’ve already contracted to do. Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a big part of the vacation and just simpler. Be with Children, and be with my wife,” he said

Hemsworth As revealed His grandfather is currently suffering from dementia and that the illness is something that has affected his family: “I’m not sure he actually remembers much anymore and he’s slipping in and out of Dutch, which is his native language, so he’ll speak Dutch and English and then a blend and then maybe some other new words as well.”

Hemsworth’s new six-part series Limitless is now available to watch National Geographic.


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