Billy Connolly can no longer sleep with his wife of 30 years amid Parkinson’s battle

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly has revealed he’s no longer able to share a bed with his wife due to his Parkinson’s.

 The 76-year-old comedian first revealed he had the condition in 2013, heartbreakingly admitting later he felt his life was ‘slipping away’.

Now this week he’s said the degenerative disease has him sleeping like a ‘wild animal’ with disturbed sleeping patterns forcing him into a separate bed as his wife of 30 years.
‘I sleep like a wild animal,’ he told The Mirror over the weekend. ‘Laughing and singing or having fights. Pamela has to sleep in another bed.’

His wife still comes in to plump his pillows each night though, as the Scotsman known as The Big Yin – now based in Florida – was worried he was becoming a pain.

‘So far, she has never tutted,’ he added of his 69-year-old wife. ‘And she’s a rather attractive nurse.’

The pair have been married for 30 years (Picture: PA Wire) The star, who is still working on his TV shows, despite stepping back from performing his stand-up routines due to the condition, said he has ‘good days and bad days’.

‘One day my hearing went, then my balance went, my sight got worse,’ he said. ‘It feels as if everything is being taken away from you and you watch it go.’ Earlier this year Billy bleakly said he felt his life was ‘slipping away’ as he battled the incurable disease.

‘My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it and I should. I’m 75, I’m near the end,’ he said earlier this year on his documentary Made In Scotland.

‘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.’

At one point, Billy had to stop filming as talking about it became too emotional. ‘Parkinson’s is strange because it’s not gonna go away,’ he said.

‘All my life I’ve got sick, I’ve had flu and various things and they all went away. This isn’t going anywhere.

This is gonna get worse.’ Billy added: ‘It takes a certain calm to deal with. I sometimes don’t have it. I sometimes get angry with it, but that doesn’t last long.

‘The love you have for people is still there and with a bit of luck the love they have for you is still there.’

After his comments worried fans, Billy was quick to note he was not dying and we all needed to calm down.

Pamela later shared a video of her hubby singing a song about his recent confession where he reassures fans that he is ‘not dying.’

While strumming on the guitar, he can be heard singing: ‘Not dying, not dead, not slipping away. ‘Sorry if I depressed you. Maybe I should have phrased it better.’


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