Sir Billy Connolly says 'good days outnumber the bad days' in Parkinson's battle

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Sir Billy Connolly has said he can’t complain because the “good days outnumber the bad days” as he continues to deal with Parkinson’s.

The Scottish comedian, 78, was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in 2013 and later confirmed that he would not be returning to stand-up.

Updating his fans during an interview on ITV’s Lorraine, he revealed he still has plenty of good times.

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“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,” he said.

The star was diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
The star was diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

“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.”

However, the star shared that one thing that has changed is his address, because his wife Pamela made them move to Florida so that he could benefit from the warmer weather.

“I was living in New York, and with the Parkinson’s, I was out of balance a lot of the time,” he told host Lorraine Kelly.

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

“So Pamela did it. She just told me we were moving. It wasn’t a choice of mine.

“She just said, ‘Right, here’s the new address, learn it!’”

Sir Billy also told Kelly that he had no complaints about his career, which he said had been “fabulous”.

“Jammed theatres with people roaring with laughter - that’s all I wanted and that’s what I got,” he said.

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“I love it. 

"I have no intention of doing the comedy thing again but I might do something here and there.”

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV and ITV Hub.

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