Billy Connolly on why Michael Parkinson's comments on his health upset him so much

adminDecember 28, 2018

Sir Billy Connolly has reveled why his friend Sir Michael Parkinson's comments on his health left him so upset.

The Scottish comedian was forced to strike back earlier this year after old pal Parky said that Billy's Parkinson's disease had become so poor that he could no longer recognize his friends.

The funnyman said he was disappointed with his friend and worried that people were reading the papers and feeling sorry for him.

He told Radio Times: "These Yorkshiremen, I don't think they regret much.

"I wasn't disappointed, it just made my life a little difficult. People feel sorry for me, I don't like it."

Billy was upset by his friend's comments

He added, "They read about me in the papers and think," Oh, he's not good. "They are right, but I'm not as bad as they think I am.

"He would continue to sell funerals and leave me alone."

Earlier this year, Billy and his wife Pamela Parky blew up and called him an "old-fashioned voyage" as he said about the comic.

Funnyman, 75, blew his friend's comments and said, "I would recognize Parky if he was behind me – in a diving suit."

Parky had said that Billy could no longer recognize his friends

Parkinson, 83, had described a "troublesome dinner" he had with his close friend, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2013.

Pamela, 68, insisted that her husband "did well" and insisted that Parkinson did not know anything about the current state of his health.

She said, "Mike Parkinson is a really old pace – don't know what he's talking about. Billy makes it good and still fun as hell."

Billy will be looking to talk about his condition next week's episode of his show.

The comic strips back though

He said in a preview: "The Parkinson's stuff has kindly caught me again.

"You can either break down and complain about how miserable your life is or you can get a go at it and survive."

* Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland returns to BBC2 next Friday at 9pm

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