The 75-year-old funny man, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013, reveals: “My Parkinson’s is not going to go away and it’s going to get worse. My life is slipping away. There is no denying it, I am 75, I have got Parkinson’s and I am at the wrong end of the telescope of life. I am at the point where the yesteryears mean more than the yesterdays. Because it is back there in my childhood and youth when I got to all those things that made me that live keenest in my memory now."
Reflecting on life and mortality, Billy says later in the episode: “My life, it’s slipping away and I can feel it and I should.
“I’m 75, I’m near the end. I’m a damn sight nearer the end than I am the beginning, but it does’t frighten me.