Billy Connolly behaves in a ‘certain way’ around his children so they don’t ‘feel sorry’ for him
Billy Connolly has revealed he behaves in a ‘certain way’ around his children so they don’t ‘feel sorry’ for him while he battles Parkinson’s disease. The Scottish comedian and actor, 79, said he tries to ‘behave normally’ when he’s with his grandchildren so they do not treat him differently. He explained: ‘It’s important to be normal, it’s important to be yourself. ‘Because then they don’t treat you differently, they don’t treat your differently than they would anyone else.’ Billy said he tries to keep his health problems secret from his children, his two sons and his stepchildren, whom he has with his wife Pamela, to protect them.
He told the Daily Mail : ‘It’s important to protect them too. ‘I try to protect them from that. I don’t want them to worry about me. ‘I’m old, I’ve had a good life, I’ve had a great life after a rocky start. ‘I’m just happy to be here.’
Comedian Billy Connolly has revealed he behaves in a ‘certain way’ around his children so they don’t ‘feel sorry’ for him as he battles Parkinson’s disease. The 79-year-old funnyman has been diagnosed with the degenerative condition, but has said he doesn’t feel ‘sad’ about his battle with the illness as he has a ‘full and happy life’.
However, he has admitted he does sometimes feel ‘sorry’ for himself and has to act in a certain way around his children in order to maintain a ‘constant’ and ‘happy’ mood in their household. He told the Daily Mail : ‘I do behave in a certain way around my children, so that they don’t feel sorry for me. If I am going to be a burden, then I would rather they did not know about it. ‘I think it’s important that the children and the grandchildren have a constant and happy grandad.’