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Billy Connolly Says He Believes There's A Life After Death

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Billy Connolly Says He Believes There's A Life After Death

Billy Connolly has revealed he believes that there will be a life after death, and said that he won't 'turn to sh**e' after he eventually shuffles off this mortal coil.

The Scottish comedian, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease a number of years ago, spoke to The Guardian about his life, and his death, in a new interview.

Connolly said that he is 'sure' that something is waiting for him after his death, and believes that it might be worth missing out on what's happening in this realm for.

He said: "I'm sure there's something. I'm sure there's something."

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Connolly on stage in 1977. Credit: Alamy
Connolly on stage in 1977. Credit: Alamy

When pressed as to why, he added: "I don't know, in recent years, I've just got a feeling that there is. That we don't just turn to shite. Mebbe this is my refusal to accept something so mundane."

As for his disease, he reportedly struggles to even refer to it by name, and calls it simply 'it'.

He told The Guardian: "I'm still quite ignorant about it,

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"There are lengths I choose not to go to, in terms of information about it.

"And that works for me. Once, I was invited to a meeting of people that had it, in a hotel here in Florida, and I went with my son. I couldn't wait to leave.

"Place was full of people who thought about it all the time. They had obviously surrendered themselves to it. I haven't."

He continued: "Though sometimes I think of it like a strange animal. One that sits beside you and says, 'How will you get on without this?' - before it takes away something else. I can't play the banjo anymore. My handwriting's gone. My yodelling's gone... Y'know,

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"I fly a lot in my dreams. I fly in an upright position, with a power that comes out the soles of my feet."

Connolly at the 2019 Tartan Day in New York. Credit: Alamy
Connolly at the 2019 Tartan Day in New York. Credit: Alamy

The 78-year-old recently issued an update on his condition, telling fans he has lost the ability to write.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, he said: "I have lost the ability to write. And it breaks my heart as I used to love writing letters to people."

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He continued: "My writing went down the swanny and is totally illegible, so I had to find a way to record everything, but then the recorder didn't understand my accent so it kept collapsing and my family would have to sort it.

"It's creeping up on me and it never let's go.

"I walk like a drunk man and have to have help. So, life is different, but it is good."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Billy Connolly, UK Entertainment

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