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Sir Billy Connolly Opens Up On Parkinson's Battle: "I'm Near The End"

Legendary comedian Sir Billy Connolly has opened up in a devastating new interview about his battle with Parkinson’s disease, admitting that the condition has left him “slipping away” and “near the end”.Connolly was speaking about...

Sir Billy Connolly Finally Receives His Knighthood

Just weeks before his 75th birthday, comedy legend Billy Connolly finally receives the knighthood he deserves after a long and successful career on stage and in cinema. While he lamented that certain members of his...

Billy Connolly "Pleased And Embarrassed" To Become A Sir

At 74-years-old, Billy Connolly is to become a Sir, after his name was released as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Hailing from Glasgow in Scotland, the comedian first shot to fame in the...

Billy Connolly Receives Special Recognition At National Television Awards 2016

Last night's National Television Awards was brimming with UK celebrities, all arriving to congratulate the predictable winners, the successful newcomers and, of course, this year's Special Recognition Award recipient which was the much-loved Scottish comic...

Brian Connolly: I Won't Let Parkinson's Bring Me Down

Billy Connolly is refusing to let Parkinson's disease bring him down.The 72-year-old comedian was diagnosed with the brain condition in 2012 - in the same week he was told he had prostate cancer and had...

Billy Connolly's Artwork To Go On Display

More than 40 pieces of artwork drawn by The Hobbit star are going on display at The People's Palace museum in Glasgow alongside mementos from the start of his career. Talking...

Billy Connolly Gives Up Banjo Playing Over Illness

The Hobbit star, who was a folk singer before finding fame as a stand-up comedian, admits his condition has robbed him of the full use of his left hand. He says,...

Billy Connolly Returns To Church For Robin Williams

The Hobbit actor and comedian grew up a Catholic but turned his back on religion as an adult, but he has been making frequent visits to church since the death of his friend...

Aidan Turner Spent A Month 'Learning To Move Like A Dwarf'

Aidan Turner spent a month learning how to move like a dwarf for the 'Hobbit' films.The 31-year-old star - who appeared in the role of Kíli, one of the twelve companions of Thorin and Bilbo...

Billy Connolly To Be Honoured For Promoting Scotland

The Hobbit star will receive the Great Scot Award during a fundraising gala for the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA on 9 April (15) for promoting his home country's culture and heritage...

'What We Did On Our Holiday' Transfers A Formula From Small To Big Screen

The new British comedy 'What We Did on Our Holiday' carries on a fine tradition of lively romps with serious undercurrents, blending a cast of comedy stars and solid actors to create hilariously offbeat characters....

Billy Connolly Recalls How Robin Williams "Tried To Say Goodbye To Me" Before His Suicide

Billy Connolly recently revealed that his good friend and legendary comedian, Robin Williams, may have tried to say his final goodbyes in an emotional phone call to the Scottish funnyman before committing suicide last month.Connolly...

Billy Connolly Undergoes Gallstones Surgery

Comedian/actor Billy Connolly is recovering from another health crisis after undergoing surgery to remove gallstones.The Scottish star was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease last year (13), and he has now revealed he was...

Billy Connolly: Robin Williams 'Tried To Say Goodbye To Me'

Billy Connolly thinks Robin Williams tried to say goodbye to him the last time they spoke.The 71-year-old star was close to his fellow comedian - who tragically committed suicide last month - and he admitted...

'What We Did On Our Summer Holiday' Has Kids Saying Funny Things [Trailer]

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star in the upcoming BBC film, 'What We Did On Our Summer Holiday' from the creators of 'Outnumbered'. And when we say 'Outnumbered' you should know that the film basically...

Billy Connolly Against Scottish Independence

Funnyman Billy Connolly is against his native Scotland becoming independent, insisting a majority of Scots would be "happier" remaining part of the U.K.The comedian/actor will not get the chance to vote on the country's future...

Billy Connolly Discovered He Had Cancer And Parkinson's On The Same Day

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has told of his shock when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same day.The comedian/actor announced last September (13) that he had cancer surgery and was...

Billy Connolly Recalls Receiving Double Diagnosis On The Same Day

In one unforgettable day Billy Connolly received two life changing diagnosis'.The Scottish comedian recalled the time he was told he had testicular cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same exact day, in a new ITV...

Billy Connolly: 'Memory Trouble Won't Stop My Stand-up'

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has vowed to continue performing live stand-up comedy shows despite struggling with his memory following his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.It was revealed in September (13) that the actor and comedian is suffering...

Billy Connolly Returns Home To Visit Helicopter Crash Site

Billy Connolly made an emotional return to his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday (03Dec13) to visit the site of a horror helicopter crash that claimed nine lives.The Mrs. Brown actor jetted in from New...

Billy Connolly Gets Cancer All Clear

Billy Connolly has been given the all clear following his cancer scare.The 70-year-old actor has won his battle with prostate cancer after the abnormal cell growth was caught early following a minor surgical operation in...

Billy Connolly Given All Clear Following Cancer Scare

Billy Connolly has one less thing to worry about now, as his cancer scare is now officially over, with the comedian revealing the good news himself earlier this evening (1 October). The 70-year-old comic was...

Billy Connolly Gets Cancer All-clear

Funnyman Billy Connolly has been given the all-clear from cancer.The Scottish comedian/actor announced last month (Sep13) he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's disease and has undergone treatment for prostate cancer....

Relentless Billy Connolly Won't Let Recent Medical Setbacks Stop Him

Despite the seemingly crippling twin concerns of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian and national treasure Billy Connolly has vowed to keep on working, in what can only...

Billy Connolly Receives Treatment For Two Health Scares

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...

Billy Connolly Undergoes Cancer Surgery, After Which He Diagnosed With Parkinsons

Billy Connolly has secretly been suffering from an operational form of prostate cancer, which he successfully managed to control following a procedure under the knife in an American specialist hospital. The success of his operation...

Billy Connolly Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

Billy Connolly has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 70-year-old actor recently won his battle with prostate cancer after the disease was caught early, but he has now been told he is showing symptoms of...

After Cancer Surgery, Billy Connolly Is Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly, a British treasure, has undergone successful surgery for prostate cancer though has now been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 70-year-old, who famously began his working life as a welder in...

Billy Connolly Has Prostate Cancer And Parkinson's Disease

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease.The comedian/actor, 70, has had surgery for cancer and is also undergoing treatment for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's, according to his spokesperson.

Billy Connolly's Aberdeenshire Castle Up For Sale, Is £2m A Bargain?

Alright, so we realise that nothing can truly be a bargain at £2m, but if you take a look at Billy Connolly’s castle – the one that’s up for sale right now – you might...

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