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Friday 22nd November 2019

Billy Connolly reassures fans he's "not dead" following TV documentary comments

Star's wife posted the update

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.

His wife Pamela Stephenson posted the video update to her Twitter page after Billy's documentary had fans concerned on Friday night.

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”.

Billy had fans worried (Credit: BBC)

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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 very much alive.

Not dying, not dead... Sorry if I depressed you!

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.”

Fans were thrilled with the update, with one requesting that Pamela posts a similar video every day just to reassure them.

Viewers had been moved to tears on Friday night when the documentary aired, expressing their feelings on Twitter.

Read more: Billy Connolly reveals he's "near the end" of his life

Connolly said that there were still more songs to sing, friends to make and jokes to tell in the TV show exploring his life.

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