Billy Connolly refuses to allow his Parkinson’s diagnosis to ‘represent’ him

Billy Connolly
gained’t allow Parkinson’s diagnosis to ‘represent’ him (Picture: IT)

Billy Connolly has admitted he refuses to allow his Parkinson’s diagnosis ‘represent’ him.

The 76-year-old has been affected by Parkinson’s illness and final carried out on stage in 2015 though he remains to be engaged on his TV reveals.

However, regardless of being open and public about his diagnosis, the legendary comic has spoken about wanting to be remembered for being ‘lots of things’ and never simply the illness.

‘I refuse to let it represent me, that I have Parkinson’s,’ he mentioned, ‘I’m a variety of issues in addition to that.’

‘I went to a Parkinson’s Society lunch in Florida and it was all folks shaking and f***ing about.

‘I thought, God I’m going to be like that. This isn’t wholesome. I don’t discover it wholesome to swim in Parkinson’s.’

Billy Connolly
‘I’m a variety of issues in addition to that,’ he mentioned (Picture: PA)

Speaking to The Telegraph, he admitted that some days Parkinson’s is ‘the first thing I think about when I wake up’.



‘And then you can’t get off the bed. You have to get your spouse to pull you out. But some mornings, I give it some thought the second – they’re good days,’ he shared.

‘And you always manage to get out of bed yourself. And you draw better. And get about your life better.’

Billy Connolly
Earlier this yr Billy bleakly mentioned he felt his life was ‘slipping away’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Earlier this yr Billy bleakly mentioned he felt his life was ‘slipping away’ as he battled the incurable illness.

‘My life, it’s slipping away and I can really feel it and I ought to. I’m 75, I’m close to the tip,’ he mentioned earlier on his documentary Made In Scotland.

‘I’m a rattling sight nearer the tip than I’m the start. But it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an journey and it’s fairly attention-grabbing to see myself slipping away.’

But talking to the BBC forward of the discharge of his new ebook Tall Tales and Wee Stories, he admitted he is ‘not ready’ to carry out once more, and that he doesn’t know if he ‘can do it with the state my mind is in’.

‘British comedy is in great shape now. I’d be scared to go on with these [current] guys,’ he mentioned.



‘I’m outdated, I’m 76 – my listening to, my eyesight, the way in which I stroll, it’s all starting to fail. It’s nearly accepting what it’s. You’ve bought bother entering into mattress, bother getting your socks on.’

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