Sir Billy Connolly, 78, gets his first coronavirus vaccine

Sir Billy Connolly, 78, gets his first coronavirus vaccine after comedy legend revealed he has ‘come to terms with death’ amid Parkinson’s battle

  • Sir Billy’s wife Pamela Stephenson confirmed he had received his first dose of the vaccine in Florida on Thursday
  • The comedian was diagnosed in 2013 with Parkinson’s, a degenerative condition that damages parts of the brain over many years
  • He announced his retirement after 50 years in stand-up as he opened up on his battle with Parkinson’s last year 
  • Sir Billy insisted he was ‘not defined’ by the condition, but conceded he had come to terms with death 
  • He has now retired from stand-up and spends his days fishing, painting and writing a new book 

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Comedy legend Sir Billy Connolly has received his Covid-19 vaccine jab as he continues to battle Parkinson’s disease. 

Wife Pamela Stephenson, 71, shared a photo of the comic genius – who at 78 falls within the vaccine driver’s top tiers – with a plaster over his tattooed left arm after the procedure at a Florida  medical facility.

The Big Yin – wearing an obligatory mask – was clad in a vest and tartan pants as he took a moment after receiving the vaccine. 

Protected: Comedy legend Sir Billy Connolly received his Covid-19 vaccine jab in Florida on Thursday as he continues to battle Parkinson’s disease

She wrote on Twitter: ‘Thank God… Billy had his first Covid-19 vaccine today!’ 

Fans were quick to celebrate Billy being given the jab, with one commenting: ‘Right on Billy, and none of your greeting neither. Stay safe brother.’ 

 

A second added: ‘Wonderful to know that Billy has gotten the vaccine. He is a real treasure who has to be kept safe. Stay well Mr Connolly.’ 

While a third wrote: ‘National treasures should always be first in line for saving.’ 

Quiet life: Sir Billy has now retired from stand-up and spends his days fishing, painting and penning his book – which will no doubt become an instant best-seller

Quiet life: Sir Billy has now retired from stand-up and spends his days…

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