Billy Connolly sorry if he depressed fans with sombre ‘near the end’ comments
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Billy Connolly sorry if he depressed fans with sombre ‘near the end’ comments

COMEDIAN Billy Connolly has apologised if he depressed anyone with his sombre comments on TV recently.

In the second part of a BBC documentary aired on Friday about living with Parkinson’s disease, the 76-year-old said he was ‘near the end’.

“My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it… I’m near the end,” he said on the programme, Made In Scotland.

Connolly has seen his physical and mental health decline since being diagnosed with the degenerative disorder in 2013.

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However the Scotsman, who added that he wasn’t scared and viewed the experience as an adventure, was in more convivial mood today.

A video posted to Twitter by his wife Pamela Stephenson showed Connolly playing a banjo while basking in warm sunshine.

“Not dying, not dead, not slipping away,” said Connolly.

“Sorry if I depressed you, maybe I should have phrased it better.”

The video drew a warm response from fans and fellow entertainers, including Monty Python legend Eric Idle.

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