'Getting worse' Billy Connolly on 'medical challenges' with TV work amid Parkinson's fight

Sir Billy Connolly, 78, is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the industry at the Edinburgh TV Festival. He retired from stand-up comedy in 2018 after a 50-year stint, but hasn’t stopped working for good. The comedian has been writing and recording a new book as well as making television shows.

He added: “I had done wee talk shows in Scotland and they were good… but there wasn’t the big time thing that Parkinson had.”

He has previously credited the show for changing his life as he went on to perform in the likes of Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Most recently, he has been working on his autobiography Windswept and Interesting.

Pamela shared a teaser of her spouse recording the audio version of his book on Twitter.

In the video, Billy could be heard saying: “I’ve always had a problem with sex, not so much with sex itself, more the beginning bit.

“I was never really good at chatting people up.

“I don’t know if I was lousy at it and saying the wrong things or being too funny or silly.

“I could never read the signs or tell whether or not it was working.”

Despite his previous dating doubts, Billy tied the knot with Pamela in 1989.

The couple share three children together; Amy, Scarlett and Daisy.

Ahead of this, he was married to Iris Pressagh, who he has two children with, for 16 years.

source: express.co.uk