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Billy Connolly on Coronavirus: 'They seem to hold economy in more importance than people’ 

Sir Billy Connolly, 77, has spoken out over the deadly virus and has admitted that he isn’t concerned, even while the number of cases of Covid-19 continues to rise. The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has now reached 1,143, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Billy, who has recently been in America, told The Scotsman that he isn’t worried about the virus as he said it’s like “it’s not really happening”. 

The actor explained: “It’s very weird. It seems like it’s not really happening.

“There’s no ambulances screening off with victims. It’s kind of strange”, Billy continued. 

The Scottish comedian then went on to say that it feels “even weirder” in America as he admitted that people can’t get tested for the virus. 

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Billy admitted: “I’d maybe act again if a nice thing came up. I’d definitely mull it over.” 

Before Billy’s on-stage career took off, the performer’s first job was as a welder in the early 1960’s. 

However, he soon gave it up to follow his true passion for folk singing.

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While Sir Billy was undergoing surgery for early-stage prostate cancer in 2013, the comedian was then diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

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