Billy Connolly says ‘life is good’ again after Parkinson’s diagnosis as he opens up to Chris Evans on the Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show with Sky

The Sun Lifestyle 1 month ago

BILLY Connolly is set to make an exclusive appearance on the Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show with Sky tomorrow.

In a funny and touching interview the 76-year-old, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago, tells Chris life is finally good again.

Billy Connolly says life is finally good again after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Billy reveals how he accidentally became a comedian, the joke that made him instantly famous, and his passion for the banjo.

The star was dealt a devastating blow when he was diagnosed with both prostate cancer and Parkinson’s on the same day in 2013.

In a documentary filmed in 2018, Billy said: “There is no denying it, I am 75, I have got Parkinson’s and I am at the wrong end of the telescope of life. I am at the point where the yesteryears mean more than the yesterdays.

Later, he added: “My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it and I should. I’m 75, I’m near the end. I’m a damn sight nearer the end than I am the beginning. But it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an adventure and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away.”

He opens up to Chris Evans about his life and career on tomorrow’s show

The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show with Sky is live weekdays from 6:30am and is fully ad-break free.

That means more room for celebrity chat, more room for amazing live music and more room for inspirational writers and broadcasters.

Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart, Richard E Grant, Lena Headey, David Cameron, James Corden, David Walliams, Jason Issacs, Romesh Ranganathan, Ben Elton, Tom Kerridge, Kaiser Chiefs, Noel & Liam Gallagher, Primal Scream, Jade Bird, Ten Tonnes and many more have joined Chris to start the day with a smile.

Billy has had a long and varied career as an actor and comedian

Across the rest of the schedule Virgin Radio has a talented roster of presenters, including Eddy Temple-Morris, Kate Lawler, Tim Cocker and Sam Pinkham.

In July 2019 Kate revved up and took over the coveted drivetime slot, with the brilliant Tim Cocker taking the lunchtime slot.

Tune in tomorrow (Thursday) to listen to the exclusive interview with comedian Billy Connolly Listen live to Virgin Radio on DAB radio, via the app, on smart speaker, or on

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