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Sir Billy Connolly admits he still doesn’t feel he’s ‘made it’

Sir Billy Connolly never had a definite moment to ‘do it’ (Image: Rex; PA)

Sir Billy Connolly still doesn’t feel he’s ‘made it’ despite his hugely successful comedy career spanning nearly six decades.

Stand icon, 79, revealed the abuse he suffered as a child in Glasgow that has left him with a loss of confidence to this day.

I said Mirror: “I’ve never really had a ‘I made it’ moment,” admits there have been plenty of ‘moments’ over the years, but he’s never felt anyone defined success mine.

Sir Billy continued: ‘But I never considered myself done. You are never quite there. It looks like [being] rich.

‘I grew up doubting myself given my family background. It never really goes away. ‘

He explained: ‘Make it a legend. Fame is also a kind of myth. When you talk to famous people, it never affects them as they imagined. ‘

Sir Billy was abused as a child (Image: Rex/PA)

Despite having a career most comic book buffs can only dream of, Sir Billy admits not feeling like he’s made it will help him stand his ground.

He previously shared about being abused by his late father as a child, as well as being beaten by his aunts who raised him after his mother left.

Sir Billy first spoke out about sexual abuse from his father in 2001, telling Guardians: ‘I remember it happening so much, not every night, but every night you were in that state of thinking it was going to happen, that you were going to be woken up by it.

Despite his hugely successful career, Sir Billy still had to doubt himself (Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

‘I will pray for the holidays. I can’t wait for us to go to the beach because then we already have our own beds. ‘

He also suffered physical abuse from his aunt, who would beat him with a wet towel, kick him, and hit him on the head with the heel of her shoe.

Sir Billy finally told his wife, Pamela Stephenson, about what had happened to him after his father’s death in 1989 and sought therapy to deal with it.

Veteran comedian currently battling Parkinson’s disease after being diagnosed with the condition in 2013, and revealed he had to ‘hypnotize’ his hand to stop it from shaking.

He told Radio Times: ‘I learned to hypnotize my hands. I stared at it and it shivered slightly. I just stared at it, and eventually it stopped. That’s a pretty cool trick. We love it.’

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