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.”