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Sir Billy Connolly, 79, thinks about death every day after his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in 2013

Sir Billy Connolly, 79, thinks about death every day after his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in 2013

Billy Connolly, who has the most famous Parkinson’s in Britain, has told how he has learned to live with the condition and thinks about death every day. Despite his advanced condition, the famous Glaswegian comic has continued to work and is currently starring alongside David Tennant in a TV series about a 19th-century doctor. Connolly, 79, has been suffering from Parkinson’s for four years, and was diagnosed two years ago.

He has said that he had started to think about death ‘constantly’ after his diagnosis, but has now become ‘philosophical’ about the situation. In an interview with The Times Magazine, he said: ‘I was thinking about death constantly. I have become philosophical about it. I think about it every day. I don’t like talking about it. I am anxious about it. But I am not afraid of it. I am not afraid of dying. I am more afraid of not dying, not having died.

Sir Billy Connolly is well known for his “death bed” routine and his comedy shows on Parkinson’s disease. He has been diagnosed with the condition since 2013 and has been speaking openly about his experiences with the illness. Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the Scottish comedian said he thinks about his own death every day. Sir Billy Connolly, 79, thinks about death every day after his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in 2013. He said: ‘I know I’m going to die, but I don’t know when.

‘It’s not going to be any time soon but I’m ready for it. ‘I have a bucket list a mile long, I just don’t know how much I’ll be able to get through. ‘I’m not frightened of death. I know when I’m going to go. I’m not scared of that. I know what will happen when I die. ‘It’s not going to be any time soon but I’m ready for it. ‘I have a bucket list a mile long, I just don’t know how much I’ll be able to get through.’

Scottish comedian Sir Billy Connolly, 79, says he thinks about death every day after his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis in 2013. The star, who revealed he had been diagnosed with the degenerative neurological condition three years ago, said: “I think about it every day. I don’t like to talk about it. It’s a part of life, isn’t it? You’ve got to get on with it. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I’m all right. I’m still working. I’m still doing shows.”

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