Comedian Diagnosed With Parkinson’s After Being Treated for Cancer

Sep 17, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A comedian known for his many television appearances and for his film roles has been treated for prostate cancer and has early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, People magazine reports.

Billy Connolly has "fully recovered" from the surgery, according to a statement on his website. He’s also receiving treatment for Parkinson’s.

"Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work, and he will start filming a TV series in the near future," the statement adds.

The Scottish-born Connolly has starred in TV shows such as the British documentary series "Billy Connolly’s Route 66," and has made guest appearances on shows including "Veronica’s Closet" and "House." He also has a long list of film credits, including "Mrs. Brown" and "Indecent Proposal."

An accomplished folk musician with a string of albums to his credit, Connolly has also released a number of live stand-up comedy DVDs.

billy-connolly.jpgBilly Connolly

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