Billy Connolly, the Scottish actor, songwriter, and comedian, has left a nation in tears with his heartwarming request on Comic Relief.
This isn’t the legendary comedian’s first appearance on Comic Relief, but it may be his most poignant given his recent battles with both cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“Hello, Billy Connolly here asking for your cash. Not for me obviously. I’ve got cancer and Parkinson’s and I definitely need a haircut,” he asks through a half smile. As always, Comic Relief strives to raise funds for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
With his classic humble charm, Billy reminds us that it isn’t always the patients who suffer, their families suffer as well. As his video continues, Bill introduces us to Bob, Jo, Margaret, and other brave men and women who’s lives have permanently changed by cognitive disorders.
Take a moment to listen to Billy’s words and remember that the smallest act can make a world of difference.