Sir Billy Connolly cannot sleep in the same bed as his wife Pamela Stephenson because Parkinson’s disease causes him disturbed nights.
Big Yin Sir Billy, 76, said: “I sleep like a wild animal. Laughing and singing or having fights. Pamela has to sleep in another bed.
“So far, she has never tutted. And she’s a rather attractive nurse.”
But the Scottish comic says he has “good days and bad days”.
He added: “One day my hearing went, then my balance went, my sight got worse. It feels as if everything is being taken away from you and you watch it go.”
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He struggles to perform tasks like putting money back into his wallet but says his condition “brings out the best” in others who show kindness when he needs help.
Sir Billy said: “If you say: ‘I can’t get up, could you please help me out of my chair please?’ no-one ever says: ‘Why?’ They just do it. Maybe it’s just me, but I live this magical life.”
He and Pamela live in Florida and Sir Billy says daily meditation helps him deal with the condition.
The funnyman says he tries to pull himself out of the dark moments by telling himself: “Billy, you are 76 years old, how the f*** did you imagine you were going to feel?”
Sir Billy was diagnosed with the degenerative condition in 2013.
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