Robin Williams says undergoing heart surgery three years ago was ''humbling'' and made him want to live life to the full.
Robin Williams says undergoing heart surgery was "humbling".
The 60-year-old actor had the aortic valve of a cow fitted by surgeons three years ago to correct a problem and says his brush with death has made him live life to the full.
He said: "I've been given a second chance and I intend to make the most of it."
Despite the seriousness of the procedure, the 'Happy Feet 2' star is also able to joke about his ordeal.
He said: "I can go to the toilet standing up now, which is nice, but I can't eat meat because I've become one of them so it would be cannibalism."
He added in an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I would never appear on it. Never. I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance.
"I am such a bad dancer, in fact, that I could only ever appear on a telethon, raising money for damaged people, 'The phone lines are now open. Pledge us money and we will make him stop.' "