11:41 02 October 2013
A month after his spokeswoman revealed that he was diagnosed with early-stage of prostate cancer and after it was confirmed that he had minor surgery in the US, Billy Connolly has revealed that he is all clear from cancer.
The 70-year-old, who was in Glasgow today was talking about Celtic’s match against Barcelona with Sky Sports News when he said: "I got the clearance on Wednesday on my cancer so I'm okay.”
Connolly, who is affectionately known as The Big Yin, has also been assessed as having initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
However, his spokeswoman confirmed that he will continue to perform both on screen and on stage while receiving appropriate treatment.
The news comes after Connolly reported having trouble on stage with memory lapses.
At one point in April, after forgetting his act, Billy he told the audience of the Waterfront Hall in Belfast: "This is f****** awful. I can’t remember what I was saying. I get wee gaps and just stop."
He added: "This is terrifying. I feel like I’m going out of my mind."
A regular on stage, screen and in music, Connolly was made a CBE in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours.
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