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Sir Billy Connolly opens up about his love for Gozo


Gozo’s most famous resident has spoken about his love for ‘the wee island’ in a BBC documentary.

Sir Billy Connolly revealed he ‘fuels up’ on sunshine at his home in Sannat, after doctors told him that vitamin D can help combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

He explained: ‘I took advice to scale back and enjoy the simple life when I’m not working.

‘Gozo is a lovely wee island off Malta and it’s quiet. I sail my boat, smoke cigars, read books and relax.’

Sir Billy is one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians of all time.

The ‘Big Yin’ is loved the world over for his comedy, his many films and his charity work.

Sannat, Gozo

The star also admitted that his life was ‘slipping away’ as he battles with Parkinson’s disease.

In an emotional interview, he said: ‘My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it and I should. I’m 75, I’m near the end. I’m a damn sight nearer the end than I am the beginning.

‘But it doesn’t frighten me, it’s an adventure and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away.

‘I don’t have the balance I used to have, I don’t have the energy I used to have.

‘I can’t hear the way I used to hear, I can’t see as good as I used to. I can’t remember the way I used to remember.’

Billy Connolly
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  2. Malcolm Riggs says

    I met Billy twice in Gozo. Very much a gentleman bless you Billy May your life be as joyful as you have made it for other people.

  3. Jennifer says

    Well done Billy Connelly, you couldn’t have chosen a better place to live, I envy you! I do hope that health wise you will stay stable, the climate is a perfect medicine in itself.

  4. Maria De Gouveia says

    You have worked hard to get where you are. Now just enjoy relaxing and do the things that make you happy. We used to live in Gozo but sadly had to leave.

  5. Roberta eccles says

    Met him down at r local beach Mgarr Xini had a chat and r photo taken with him a true gentleman xx

  6. Shirley says

    I’ve read his books and listened to recordings if his latest books . It always puts me in a good mood which can last for days as I take
    on his positive attitude to life .
    Never a chip on his shoulder about anything he has endured throughout his unusual life . Love you Big Yin

  7. Sheila Heald says

    Just love Gozo and Mainland Malta
    We’re visiting this weekend for a week.
    A lot of improvements in the last 10 years. Roads……
    The Maltese people are lovely.
    Miss the old buses…..
    Zlendi bay here I come…

  8. Colin says

    Yes I did see Sir Billy on one of my holiday trips.

  9. Josephine vella says

    Xaghra Gozo my birthplace

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