The Back to the Future star, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, found himself the subject of a recent Globe article, which suggested his physical and mental health was in serious decline.

The story alleged he had "refused life-saving surgery" and was now "preparing to die", but the 54-year-old fought back and on Friday (29Apr16), he was granted a retraction.

Publishing bosses at parent company American Media Inc. printed a statement online, which read: "AMI apologizes to Michael J. Fox for an article about his health published in the April 4, 2016 issue of Globe.

"Mr. Fox continues to live a fulfilling, successful life and to be an optimistic beacon of unflagging hope and inspiration for people living with the challenges of Parkinson's. AMI regrets any implication to the contrary."

The actor, who has battled the degenerative condition since the 1990s, celebrated his tabloid win by sharing the apology on his Twitter.com page, while also blasting the ill health allegations himself.

"Recent story in the Globe re my health and state of mind went viral," he wrote. "Disturbing and total B.S. (bulls**t) The Globe apologizes."

Fox has refused to let his illness halt his acting career and has continued to work, most recently earning critical acclaim for his Emmy-nominated role as attorney Louis Canning on legal drama The Good Wife.

He has also dedicated much of his downtime to raising money for research to find a cure for the disease through his Michael J. Fox Foundation.