Went public about Parkinson's disease because of paparazzi bullying, says Michael J Fox

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Los Angeles, Oct 22 (PTI) "Back to the Future" star MichaeL J Fox says he decided to open up about his Parkinson's disease diagnosis after being continuously "heckled" by the paparazzi.

"It was seven or eight years after I had been diagnosed ... (and) the paparazzi and stuff, they would stand outside my apartment and heckle at me, like, 'What's a matter with you?' I said, 'I can't be making my neighbours deal with this,' so I came out, and it was great. It was a great thing," Fox told Entertainment Tonight.

The Emmy-winning actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991, said things have been "great" ever since he shared his health condition with the world in 1997.