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“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth likes to play the strong hero on screen – privately, the Hollywood actor has a worrying diagnosis. Now the 39-year-old father is retiring from the film business for the time being.

Known and loved by millions of film fans Chris Hemsworth from blockbusters like “Thor: Love and Thunder”, “Avengers: Endgame” or “Snow White and the Huntsman”. But while the 39-year-old is subscribed to the strong superhero on the big screen, nothing throws him off course, Chris Hemsworth’s private life is very different. In an interview with “Vanity Fair”, the Hollywood star unpacked the sword of Damocles hanging over his health.

Chris Hemsworth Gets Disturbing Diagnosis While Filming ‘Limitless’

The film star got the bad news at work: Chris Hemsworth went on a six-episode search for a healthier lifestyle for the Disney+ documentary series “Limitless”.

The “Thor” star made himself a guinea pig and had himself thoroughly examined by the doctors. However, the diagnosis of a detailed blood test brought with it worrying prognosis: From a genetic point of view, Chris Hemsworth has a significantly increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia one day.

Shocking diagnosis after blood analysis: Hollywood star lives in fear of Alzheimer’s

The blood analysis showed that Chris Hemsworth, according to the British Daily Mail, is one of the three percent of people with a protein mutation in apolipoprotein E, also known as ApoE4. The genetic change on chromosome 19 is used in medicine as a risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s dementia. In the case of Chris Hemsworth, the actor’s risk of one day contracting the insidious disease is eight to ten times higher than people without the gene mutation.

How is “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth doing after Alzheimer’s shock?

The actor now has to let the shocking diagnosis sink in. “Doing this episode about death and being confronted with your own mortality made me think, ‘Oh no, I’m not ready to go yet!’ back,” said Chris Hemsworth of his reaction to the diagnosis. Now the Hollywood star has taken a break from acting. With his wife Elsa Pataky and their children – in addition to daughter India (10), the couple has eight-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan – Chris Hemsworth now wants to enjoy his private life and think about the future.

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