Billy Connolly has been diagnosed with early signs of Parkinson's Disease just after having surgery for prostate cancer.
Comedian, Billy Connolly has had a rough time as of late, he is currently recovering from surgery for prostate cancer and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
A spokeswomen for the Scotsman told BBC "Billy Connolly recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages of prostate cancer", the post-op assessment is that it was a total success and he is currently fully recovering.
She also stated, "in addition, Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment". To the comedian's relief, the symptoms in no way hinder or effect his performances on stage or behind the camera.
Earlier this year Connolly admitted to forgetting his lines whilst he was on stage saying it was "f------ terrifying" adding that "[he] feel like [he's] going out of [his] mind".
Friend and fellow performer Sir Bob Geldoff told Channel 5 news that his pal was "as strong as an ox mentally from everything he's been through as a kid so I don't think this will deter him from being that individual that we know".
The Mirror also reported that legend television interviewer, Sir Michael Parkinson also recognised his friend in ill health by saying "I wish my old friend Billy well. Further stating, "I look forward to seeing Billy back doing what he does best - making us all laugh."
Connolly is looking forward to start working as normal as he goes back on tour and we here at contactmusic.com wish him the best for his ongoing health issues.
Billy Connolly has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease