Billy Connolly tried marijuana to help his Parkinson’s disease – but it just left him “stoned”

Sir Billy Connolly says he tried medicinal marijuana to cope with his Parkinson’s disease – but it just left him “stoned”.

The Big Yin said: “I just got bomb happy. Just stoned. It was quite pleasant, but I don’t want to do that every day. I was never very good with marijuana.”

The 76-year-old said he now relies on conventional medicine to control the disease he was diagnosed with in 2013.

He said: “It’s made my life peculiar but there’s no pain.” He added his wife, fellow comedian Pamela Stephenson, is now his “nurse”. “She’s very good to me. I make the dinner, though she has to help me to chop up wee things like garlic.”

Billy Connolly tried marijuana to help his Parkinson’s disease - but it just left him “stoned”

Billy Connolly said his wife Pamela Stephenson is now his ‘nurse’
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The interview with comedian Mr Connolly is in Radio Times, on sale now.

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