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 speaking with the Sky Sports News team ahead of Celtic's Champions League tie against Barcelona in Glasgow when he revealed that he is officially cancer free.

"I got the clearance on Wednesday on my cancer so I'm okay," he told the Sky Sports News team on live television, quoted by the BBC. Last month, it was revealed that the veteran comic had undergone minor surgery to treat a cancerous tumour in his prostate, which was in the early stages of it's development. It was during his treatment for prostate cancer were he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. At the time of his diagnosis, a spokesperson for the comic said that he was receiving "appropriate treatment" after he was found to be suffering from the early symptoms of Parkinson's. Despite his recent health scares though, the statement added that he will continue to perform on stand-up and appear on the screen.

"Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work, and he will start filming a TV series in the near future, as well as undertaking an extensive theatrical tour of New Zealand in the new year," his spokesperson said at the time.

We at Contact Music are glad to hear about his improving help and hope him the best with his Parkinson's treatment.

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The Big Yin has been given the all clear

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He is still suffering from Parkinson's