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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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