Unseen Billy Connolly interview to screen in cinemas for one night only

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April 6, 2019 - New York, NY - Tartan Day Parade winds it's way up 6th avenue in Manhattan with Sir Billy Connolly as Grand Marshal and his wife by his side Pamela Stephenson. (Photo by Bruce Cotler/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)
Sir Billy Connolly takes part in New York's Tartan Day Parade in April 2019 (Photo by Bruce Cotler/Globe Photos/Sipa USA)

Sir Billy Connolly’s final stand-up tour is to be screened in cinemas across the UK.

The Sex Life Of Bandages – a recording from the Australian leg of the 76-year-old comedian’s last-ever tour in 2015 - will include footage of a previously unseen “deeply personal” interview, in which he looks back over his life and career.

Connolly said: “Considering I tend to die in all my Hollywood movies, I’m delighted to appear in cinemas and be alive and well at the end!”

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The one-night-only event will screen in cinemas on Thursday October 10th 2019. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (July 17th) at on July 17 at BillyInCinemas.com.

The Glasgow-born comic was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and prostate cancer in 2013. He continued to tour before officially announcing he was retiring from live stand-up comedy in 2016.

In January this year he revealed in a BBC documentary that his battle with Parinkson’s Disease - a neurological condition which effects body movement - was starting to impact on all aspects of his life as a performer.

He sad: "My Parkinson's is not going away and it's going to get worse.

"My life is slipping away and I can feel it, and I should" he confessed. "I'm 75, I'm near the end, But it doesn't frighten me - it's an adventure and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away."

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Although he is not afraid, he says that the loss of his hobbies has been difficult

"As bits slip off and leave me, talents and attributes leave. I don't have the balance I used to have, I don't have the energy I used to have. I can't work my left hand on the banjo, it is as if I am being prepared for something. Some other adventure, which is over the hill."

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