I MOCK MY WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’, SAYS BILLY

Daily Express - - NEWS - By David Pilditch

BILLY Con­nolly has told how he pokes fun at his Parkin­son’s Disease by lis­ten­ing to the Jerry Lee Lewis hit Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.

The co­me­dian was di­ag­nosed with the disease three years ago – the same day he dis­cov­ered he had prostate cancer.

But the double di­ag­no­sis has never dented the Scot’s sense of hu­mour.

In a doc­u­men­tary cel­e­brat­ing his ca­reer on ITV on Tues­day night, he said: “When I’m in front of peo­ple per­form­ing I don’t give it much at­ten­tion, I per­form in spite of it.

“That’s why I put on Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, just to do that [swear­ing] to it.”

In Billy Con­nolly And Me: A Cel­e­bra­tion, Con­nolly’s fa­mous fans – in­clud­ing Dame Judi Dench, Sir El­ton John, Peter Kay and Sir Andy Mur­ray – pay warm trib­ute to him.

Kay re­called one mo­ment from his past when he re­alised Con­nolly’s ge­nius: “We were all sat in the front room and were just in hys­ter­ics laugh­ing... my dad crawl­ing around on his hands and knees laugh­ing. I don’t think there is a co­me­dian in the world that hasn’t learned some­thing from him.”

Pic­ture: MIKE MARSLAND/WIREI­MAGE

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