Billy Connolly, the comedian also known to fans as the Big Yin, has been operated for prostate cancer and is now receiving treatment for initial symptoms of Parkinson 's disease.
He has received good treatment and is recovering well in America. He also plans to continue with the schedule of the television series he is involved in. Billy is receiving medication for the initial symptoms of Parkinson's which involves tremors, slow gait and rigidity.
A spokeswoman for the star said that doctors have assured him that the diagnosis will not in anyway interfere with his capacity to work.
She said: "Billy Connolly 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, and 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."