The actor was in the midst of telling Lipton the lengths he took to hide his nervous disorder while he was starring in sitcom Spin City a decade ago, when he asked, "Can I take two minutes?" before explaining he needed to take that time for "a pill to kick in" before walking offstage.
Upon his return, a more composed Fox explained to Lipton and his Actors Studio audience that medicating himself became a problem while he was trying to hide the disease.
He explained, "That was basically what was happening while we were doing the show--I was waiting for a pill to kick in, I was waiting to feel better."
The actor's wife Tracy Pollan and his teenage son were in the audience for the taping, which will air on Sunday.
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