Chris Hemsworth to take acting break

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Chris Hemsworth says he is taking a break from acting after learning that he has a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The actor made the discovery after undergoing tests as part of his Disney+ documentary series “Limitless”.

He has two copies of the gene ApoE4, one from his mother and one from his father, making him between eight and 10 times more likely to develop the disease than those without both copies of the gene.

According to BBC News, he said the news “really triggered something” in him to want to take some time off.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and can cause memory problems, confusion and communication issues.

He emphasized though that “It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation.”