Billy Connolly seen for first time since Parky’s claims about his health – News Live

  Sir Billy Connolly has been pictured for the first time since Sir Michael Parkinson claimed he could no longer recognise his friends  The Scottish comedian, who hit back at his longtime pal's comments about the effect of his Parkinson's disease, met up with a young Glasgow girl who's been raising money for Parkinson's UK  Little Abby McConnell, seven, was inspired by a class project on Sir Billy, during which she learned about his condition, that she decided to raise funds for the charity  And Sir Billy was very impressed by the young girl's efforts After setting herself a fundraising target of £50, she actually managed to raise £1,200 by taking part in walks and holding events at her school  She's now become an ambassador for the charity, with bosses thanking her for her efforts by presenting her with a framed print of artist Craig Campbell's portrait of Sir Billy  And the icing on the cake for little Abby was the chance to meet up with her hero, who posed with her for an adorable picture, looking in good health and as happy as ever  Abby wrapped her arms around the comic, who spoke of how impressed he was with her work   He told Glasgow Live : "For Abby to show caring for Parkinson’s Disease at her tender age, shows kindness beyond belief Meeting her was a privilege

"  Abby added: "Wow I can’t believe I got to meet my hero Sir Billy was so nice and he even gave me a kiss! I want to keep doing everything I can to help him and other people with Parkinson’s It’s like the best Christmas present ever"  Earlier this year, Billy and his wife Pamela blasted Parky, calling him a "daft old fart" after what he said about the comic  The funnyman, 75, blasted his friend's comments, saying: "I would recognise Parky if he was standing behind me – in a diving suit "   Parkinson , 83, had described an "awkward dinner" he had with his close friend, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2013  Pamela, 68, insisted her husband was "doing great" and insisted Parkinson didn't know anything about the current state of his health  She said: "Mike Parkinson is a daft old fart – doesn't know what he's talking about Billy's doing great and still funny as hell"   Do you have a story to sell? Get in touch with us at webcelebs@trinitymirror com or call us direct 0207 29 33033 Read More Billy Connolly