Comedian Billy Connolly says he’d like to perform live again, but he’s “not ready
The 76-year-old, diagnosed six years ago with Parkinson’s, said “I don’t know if I can do it with the state my mind is in.”
He added: “British comedy is now in great shape. I’d be afraid to start with these guys (current comedians).”
But the Big Yin said that if he started his career today he would still “make it” because “it’s about attitude.”
He said he was also sanguine about his health status.
In a new documentary Connolly said he wasn’t afraid of dying”It doesn’t frighten me – it’s an adventure and it’s quite interesting to see myself slipping away, as bits slip off and leave me, talents leave and attributes leave.
“It’s like I’m getting ready for something, another adventure that’s over the hill. I’ve got all this stuff to lose first, and then I’m going to be on the shadowy side of the hill doing the next episode in the spirit world.”
Connolly revealed that he was being treated in 2013 for the initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, acknowledging that during performances he had started to forget his lines.
He also addressed how the current political landscape in his home country of Scotland.In the interview.
Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum held in September 2014. Connolly has expressed support for the union previously.
Asked directly if, in the case of a second referendum, he would support Scottish independence, he replied: “I don’t know. “I don’t know. If Scotland would like it, I would like it.”


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