Aussie doctor’s advice to Billy Connolly led to Parkinson’s diagnosis

The world-famous Scottish comedian was diagnosed with the disease in 2013

An Australian doctor noticed the early signs of Parkinson’s disease in Sir Billy Connolly during a chance meeting seven years ago and encouraged him to seek medical advice.

Tasmania orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gary Fettke told 2GB radio that he had seen Sir Billy in the lobby of a Los Angeles hotel in 2012 and had thought he had been on “the grog”.