Chris Hemsworth is taking acting hiatus after revealing increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 20
Chris wants to spend time with his family (Picture: Getty Images)

will take a pause from acting after revealing his genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s.

The Thor star while working on  on, which covers time, aging, and human nature to push back against both obstacles.

In it, the 39-year-old did a test which showed he carries two copies of the gene APOE4, which studies have linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

One in four people carry a single copy of the gene, but only 2 to 3% of the population have both, according to a 2021 study by the National Institutes of Health.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that affects multiple brain functions and causes memory loss, according to the .

Reflecting on the test, Chris said:’ My concern was I just didn’t want to manipulate it and overdramatize it, and make it into some sort of hokey grab at empathy, or whatever, for entertainment.

He added to : ‘It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation.’

The Hollywood star, who shares three children with wife model Elsa Pataky, said that the results ‘really triggered something in me’ that made him want to take a pause from his career.

Chris fronts a new documentary (Picture: Getty Images)

Chris continued: ‘It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I’ve been completing the things I was already contracted to do.

‘Now when I finish this tour this week, I’m going home and I’m going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife.’

Chris with his wife Elsa and their two sons (Picture: AP)

Chris has already been spotted enjoying his life outside of acting as went to a , along with Elsa and Matt’s spouse Luciana Barroso.

The foursome, who were wrapped up in snug coats to keep them warm in the chilly New York air, hung out at Montero Bar