Billy Connolly has given fans an update on his Parkinson's disease, saying he is "taking my medication and getting along with it".

The veteran comedian was diagnosed with the disease in 2013 and announced his retirement from live performance five years later.

The 76-year-old Scottish star appeared on Virgin Radio Breakfast with Sky on Thursday and said: "I've stopped performing because of my Parkinson's disease and I've stopped touring.

"I may perform at some other point but I have no plans to. And I'm quite happy taking my medicine and getting along with it.

"I've started to drool which is a new one on me. This disease, it gives you a new thing every now and again that you have to deal with, and drooling is my latest.

"I walk unsteadily and my hearing is going and it's bizarre that bits of me are falling off but it's interesting."

Connolly said he had no plans to return to the stage, explaining: "It would affect my performance. I don't think the way I used to. I don't think at the same speed as I used to. And because I don't need to.

"I don't really know if the performance bit has gone because I have to get into the performance mode to see that. I'd have to walk on to the stage and I've never done that.

"And steadily more symptoms come and it's incurable. It's not going to end. As a matter of fact I had a Russian doctor in New York who said, 'You realise this is an incurable disease?'

"And I said, 'You got to get a grip of yourself, stop calling it an incurable disease, say we have yet to find the cure. Give the guy a light in the tunnel. Incurable is such an awful thing to say to somebody."

On Wednesday, Connolly appeared on RTÉ Radio 1's The Ryan Tubridy Show and recalled the day he was diagnosed with the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's and prostate cancer in 2013.

He shared: "I was pretty stoical because I was diagnosed with cancer the same day.

"It wasn’t a good day. That was a weekend of the hearing aids as well, so I was kind of confused and bewildered and wondered what I had done to deserve it but it all worked out in the end."

"I’m doing okay, as we speak my left hand is shaking but I forgot to take my medicine this morning. The medication is doing me great good."