Published Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Comedian Billy Connolly. (© Getty)
The funnyman broke the news during an interview with Sky Sports News while in Glasgow on Tuesday.
He told the broadcaster: "I got the clearance on Wednesday on my cancer so I'm okay.'
Last month his spokeswoman said he was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and had minor surgery in the US.
She also said Connolly "has been assessed as having the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, for which he is receiving the appropriate treatment" but will continue to perform on stage and screen.
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease differ from case to case but often include a tremor or fine shake while the person is at rest, rigidity of muscles, slowness of movement and unsteady balance.
Other possible symptoms can include loss of memory.
In April Connolly struggled through a stand-up show at Belfast's Waterfront Hall as he battled a "terrifying" series of mental blanks.
The star repeatedly apologised to the audience as he forgot the punchlines to jokes and lost his train of thought.
Connolly reportedly told the crowd: "This is f***ing terrifying. I feel like I'm going out of my mind ... I can't remember what I was saying. I get wee gaps and just stop."
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