Ashton Kutcher

gives first interview

 with twin brother Michael, discusses his heart transplant


In the recently released trailer for Paramount's The Checkup with Dr. David Agus, the 44-year-old former cast member of that '70s

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That show has an emotional conversation with his twin brother Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy and received a heart transplant.

In the trailer, Kutcher, who sits next to his twin, holds his brother's hand and talks about their medical difficulties while wiping away tears.

"I was unable to walk and then suddenly you couldn't see," the actor described his terrifying battle with a rare, fatal disease. 

Kutcher is one of a select group of celebrities who will have a candid conversation with oncologist .

And CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus about their health conditions and how they affect their lives and those of their loved ones.

Kutcher has previously discussed his foster brother. He revealed his brother's disorder in a national TV interview in 2003. The news did not make Michael happy.

An outraged Michael told TODAY Parents in 2021, "I remember talking to him about it. I refused to act as a spokesperson for CP. I never mentioned it."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines cerebral palsy as "a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture."

All cerebral palsy sufferers have posture and movement problems, although their symptoms may vary.....

A woman called Michael after his discharge & asked him to speak at an event about his experience living with CP. 

He met a 5-year-old girl, Bella, there, and she encouraged him to take further steps. Later became active in the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. 

"I realized I needed to be a champion for people like Bella and let go of the shame I felt," she said. "I was finally ready to share my story.