Sir Billy Connolly spoke about his feelings at first diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease and how he dealt with it.
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Sir Billy Connolly shared his story about how he first dealt with Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. It was an illness he did not know until it was pointed out.
The 79-year old comedian from Scotland has been a national treasure for his entire life. Since 2013, the comic has been living with Parkinson’s disease.
As his health deteriorated, Billy made the difficult decision to quit performing live. His wife Pamela Stephenson Connolly has since interviewed him for a documentary on his life.
Billy said that at the time “The challenges lately have been medical. They are getting worse.
“I will have to weigh it up and see how bad it gets. Play it by ear.”
Recently, the comic admitted that his hands shake so much from Parkinson’s disease that his handwriting is now illegible.
Billy spoke out about the moment he discovered about the condition. He said that he was first approached by a hotel staff after he had fallen on a sidewalk outside.
He stated that the man had said to him: “I have been watching you come in and out, and you have the gait of a person with Parkinson’s, I would see my doctor if I was you.”
Billy recently showed that he is still in top form when it came to joking around about his life.
The comedian has been married to Pamela, 71, for more than 30 years and he quipped about his sex life while recording his new audiobook Windswept & Interesting.
Pamela, his wife posted the following clip. “Billy’s talking about me again”.
Billy replied: “My wife’s a sexologist – a rather limiting subject, I think. How can you study something that only lasts seven seconds?
“My own sexual demands are extremely simple: I like the missionary position – standing in a cook pot wearing a safari suit, looking towards Africa. Is that too much?!”
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