Billy Connolly, Comedian, who is slipping towards the end of his life narrates his story in the new BBC documentary shot in Scotland.
Billy describes his life in his own words in the documentary.He says ‘There is no denying it, I am 75 [at the time of filming], I have got Parkinson’s and I am at the wrong end of the telescope of life, I am at the point where the years mean more than the yesterdays because it is back there in my childhood and youth when I go to all those things that made me that live keenest in my memory now.
My life, it’s slipping away, and I can feel it and I should.’
The Mirror reported that there were certain instances while filming when it had to be stopped because he started feeling the pain or his hands began shaking uncontrollably.
He also added that ‘I’m 75, I’m near the end, I’m a damn sight nearer the end than I am the beginning, but it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an adventure, and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away.’
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over the years.
In the documentary, Billy describes in detail on how the Parkinson’s symptoms have affected him.
Billy does not feel the same energy he used to have, neither the balance. He also said that he feels like his being pre[are for some adventure that is over the hill.
It is a two-part documentary and the second part is yet to be released.
Comedian stated that at times he does feel angry, but he eventually ends up collapsing into the burst of laughter.
The only good news along his journey has been the all clear chit from his prostate cancer. Later Bilymoved to Florida with his wife, Pamela Stephenson.
The second part of the documentary will be released on BBC2 Friday at 9 pm.
Billy although didn’t stop performing for the audience. He went on to continue with his stand-up career. The disease no more allows him to move while doing the show. He stopped performing in 2017 and was diagnosed with the disease back in 2013.
While talking to the Radio Times, he said the disease did make his life a bit difficult, but he doesn’t like people feeling sorry for him.
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