Watch: Sir Billy Connolly says sorry for ‘depressing’ fans

Billy Connolly's wife Pamela Stephenson tweeted the video on Saturday. Picture: @PamelaStephensn/Twitter
Billy Connolly's wife Pamela Stephenson tweeted the video on Saturday. Picture: @PamelaStephensn/Twitter
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Sir Billy has apologised for depressing fans after he said he felt his life was ‘slipping away’.

He opened up about his battle with Parkinson’s disease during a two-part BBC documentary, Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland.

The programme, which aired on Friday, was filmed in Scotland and saw the Glasgow-born comedian reminiscing about the city, his childhood and career.

But today his wife, Pamela Stephenson tweeted a video of Sir Billy playing the banjo and saying: “Not dead, not dying, not slipping away. Sorry if I depressed you. Maybe I should have phrased it better.”

During the programme, Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland, he said: “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.”

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