Nothing is going to slow Billy Connolly as he gets back to work amid Parkinson’s battle

Nothing is going to slow Billy Connolly as he gets back to work amid Parkinson’s battle
Billy Connelly
Billy joked round on set this week (Picture: Splash News)

After not too long ago having to awkwardly clarify he had Parkinson’s illness, Billy Connolly headed back to work and regarded fairly darn glad within the course of.

The 76-year-old comic first revealed he had the situation in 2013, heartbreakingly admitting later he felt his life was ‘slipping away’.

Now this week he appeared to return to work in wonderful type, posing for a photoshoot in Glasgow.

Wearing a denim jacket with a crimson scarf peeping out the pocket, Billy saved his fingers within the pockets of his black trousers as he smiled for the digital camera.

In between photographs he appeared to be joking round with the crew, little question imparting a few of that good Billy Connolly attraction and wit he’s develop into well-known for.

Billy Connelly on photo shoot in Glasgow Blythswood
He saved his fingers in his pockets as he smiled for the digital camera (Picture: Splash News)
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He’s stepped away from stand-up due to his well being (Picture: Splash News)

Last week the comic – who has stepped away from stand-up – was compelled to clarify he had the neurological illness within the Great American Trail, however nonetheless managed to snigger the factor off after his shaking hand was seen.



The illness means a part of the mind turns into broken over time, affecting reminiscence, listening to and vitality ranges.

As he filmed with a bagpipe participant, the performer famous: ‘I can see your fingers going there,’ as he requested if Billy performed.

‘No, I’ve acquired Parkinson’s,’ he replied, joking: ‘It’s second finest to enjoying the pipes.’

Fans weren’t too impressed with the musician ‘putting his foot in it’, with some quoting the mishap on Twitter.

However, the star clearly wasn’t disheartened as he went on to play a tune on Hank Williams’ outdated guitar in an emotional second.

Billy Connolly Great American Trail
Billy revealed his situation in 2013 (Picture: ITV)

‘It affected me a lot more deeply than I thought [it would],’ Billy admitted afterwards. ‘I’m scared, shaking.’

It got here after he bleakly stated 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 stated earlier this 12 months 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 is fairly attention-grabbing to see myself slipping away.’



At one level, Billy had to cease filming as speaking about it turned too emotional.

‘Parkinson’s is unusual as a result of it’s not gonna go away,’ he stated.

‘All my life I’ve acquired sick, I’ve had flu and varied issues they usually all went away. This isn’t going wherever. This is gonna worsen.’

Billy added: ‘It takes a certain calm to deal with. I sometimes don’t have it. I generally get indignant with it, however that doesn’t final lengthy.

‘The love you have for people is still there and with a bit of luck the love they have for you is still there.’

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