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Billy Connolly given all-clear from prostate cancer

Comedian Billy Connolly pictured in February this year. Credit: PA

Billy Connolly has been given the all-clear from prostate cancer.

The actor and comedian was in Glasgow today and broke the news during a TV interview.

He was talking about Celtic's match against Barcelona with Sky Sports News when he told the broadcaster: "I got the clearance on Wednesday on my cancer so I'm okay.'

Last month his spokeswoman said he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and had minor surgery in the US.

She also said Connolly had been diagnosed with early symptoms of Parkinson's Disease but will continue to perform on stage and screen.