Brad Paisley is known for his philanthropic endeavors, so it was no surprise that the “We Danced” singer gave of his time to be a part of Michael J. Fox Foundation’s annual A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s gala on Saturday night (Nov. 11).
The event, headed up by actor Michael J. Fox, raises money and brings attention to Parkinson’s disease, which the Michael was diagnosed with in 1991. The evening saw Michael’s friends and family gather in support, including Seth Rogen, George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, Joan Jett, Rachael Ray, Susie Essman, Richard Kind, Denis Leary, Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and Jane Pauley.
Brad Paisley was a part of the star-studded event, entertaining the crowd with some of his top hits. But it was toward the end of the show that Brad invited Michael on stage to accompany him on guitar for a rocking jam session on Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.”
As Brad introduced Michael to the stage, he said “I’ve been a fan of yours since I was tiny.” and without missing a beat, Michael interjected saying, “I’m still tiny and I’m a fan of yours.”
The event raised $5.2 million dollars for Parkinson’s research.