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.

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.

"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.