- 03 Dec 18
The Glaswegian revealed all in an interview with the Radio Times.
After a legendary career spanning half a century, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has announced that he is to retire from performing live, admitting that his touring days are behind him to the publication.
Connolly also discussed his health and how it is linked to his decision, though noted that the extent of it has been exaggerated. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 - a year in which he also received treatment for prostate cancer - and has insisted that the condition is now manageable despite giving up on using medicinal cannabis to treat the illness.
“I just got bomb happy. Just stoned. It was quite pleasant, but I don’t want to do that every day,” he said, while also revealing that his wife Pamela was now acting as his nurse.