‘Falling all the time’ Billy Connolly had to move out of New York as Parkinson’s worsened


Billy Connolly, 78, was a guest on ITV’s Lorraine earlier today when he opened up about moving out of New York City. The star admitted the reasoning behind this was due to his worsening Parkinson’s symptoms.

The comic was chatting to the ITV host when he made the candid admission.

Lorraine asked him: “So, home now is Florida?”

Billy explained: “Yes, I was living in New York but with Parkinson’s I was out of balance a lot of the time.

“In the winter, I was sliding and falling on my backside all the time.”

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He added: “There’s good days and there’s bad days, and the good days outnumber the bad days, so I’ve got nothing to complain about.

“Somebody once told me any time you’re not feeling very well, think of the kids in the cancer wards and that straightens me out, rapid.”

Billy was speaking as he released his new autobiography Windswept and Interesting.

Elsewhere, the star also admitted he fears he’d be “cancelled” if he launched his comedy career now.

Speaking to Newstalk ZB a few weeks ago, he said: “Because of political correctness people have pulled in the horns.

“I couldn’t have started today with the talent I had then.

“There’s a show here in America with all Black comedians, men and women, and they are totally ruthless, they are totally without political correctness and they have always got me on the floor howling with laughter.

“There was a comedian who had a series on television and the suits involved were going to take it off at the first commercial break. They have got no bravery.”



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