Billy Connolly 'doing incredibly well' after diagnosis

Comic and actor Billy Connolly is "doing incredibly well" after being diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same day, his wife has revealed.

Pamela Stephenson told BBC Radio 5 live that being ill "was a huge shock" for her husband as he had been "healthy his whole life".

Billy Connolly and his wife Pamela Stephenson. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

"Thank God his Parkinson's is so mild he will never really have the kind of symptoms that many people associate with Parkinson's, as far as we know," the Not The Nine O'clock News star said.

She said Connolly could have had Parkinson's disease for a decade before it was diagnosed as she had noticed his hand shaking for many years, adding, "I used to think he was playing the banjo a bit too much."