Billy Connolly treated for Parkinson's disease following prostate cancer surgery
The hilarious comedian Billy Connolly is currently being treated for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's disease after recently undergoing prostate cancer surgery.
While the news doesn’t sound too good at first, Billy’s spokeswoman has assured everyone that he’ll continue to work on TV and on stage.
"Billy recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages of prostate cancer. The operation was a total success, and Billy is fully recovered."
"In addition, Billy has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment. Billy has been assured by experts that the findings will in no way inhibit or affect his ability to work."
"He will start filming a TV series in the near future, as well as undertaking an extensive theatrical tour of New Zealand in the new year."
According to the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, “Parkinson's results from a shortage of dopamine, a chemical that helps instructions from the brain to cross from one nerve cell to the next, in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which has to do with controlling movement.”
It’s a sad situation to be in, but we wish Billy the best with everything in the future.