“I’ve got Parkinson’s and I wish to Christ he would take it back”.
It’s very likely that you’ve been influenced by some of the expert advice that Billy Connolly has dispensed over the years. For example, we all know that “before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes”. The Big Yin also taught us that “there are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter”. How right he is.
In 2013, the 73-year-old was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease on the same day, which obviously limited the amount of public appearances that the wonderfully gifted comedian has been able to make.
We were absolutely delighted to see that Connolly was well enough to make a rare appearance at the GQ Awards where he accepted his accolade as the Inspiration of the Year Award.
Take a look as he starts his speech by saying “it’s very moving to stand here before you having won…this fucking thing”. It gets even better.
It’s wonderful to see that despite his ill health, Connolly still has maintained his amazing sense of humor and ability to entertain.
Original source : Joe.ie