Big Yin: ‘I’m not dead!’

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SIR Billy Con­nolly has sent out a cheer­ful mu­si­cal mes­sage as­sur­ing fans he is “not dead” fol­low­ing a pro­gramme doc­u­ment­ing his bat­tles with cancer and Parkin­son’s.

The co­me­dian gave a frank up­date on his health trou­bles in Billy Con­nolly: Made In Scot­land, and re­vealed on the BBC pro­gramme that his life was “slip­ping away”.

Sir Billy re­viewed his life in com­edy and said he felt “near the end”, al­though he in­sisted he was un­afraid of what awaited him.

But in a less som­bre mes­sage re­leased on­line, the com­edy hero and adept folk mu­si­cian told fans he was still very much alive.

While strum­ming his banjo in what ap­peared to be his new home state of Florida, the Glas­gow-born co­me­dian says: “Not dy­ing, not dead, not slip­ping away. Sorry if I de­pressed you. Maybe I should have phrased it bet­ter.”

The mu­si­cal up­date was posted on Twit­ter by Sir Billy’s wife, Pamela Stephen­son.

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