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Billy Connolly treated for cancer and Parkinson's

1 of 1 Connolly - Will continue working
Connolly - Will continue working

Billy Connolly has undergone successful surgery for prostate cancer and is being treated for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's disease.

The Press Association reports that a spokesperson for the actor and comic 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."

The spokesperson added: "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."

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