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Billy Connolly has announced dates for two Irish shows

The comedian has said that performing on stage helps him to cope with his Parkinsons' disease.

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Billy Connolly has just added two Irish tour dates as part of his High Horse Tour next year.

The comedian will be coming to Ireland to perform in Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 11, 2017 and will then take to the stage in Dublin’s 3 Arena on Friday, February 17.

The 73-year-old has received a great response in the UK for the upcoming tour, having already sold 200,000 tickets.

Despite being diagnosed with Parkisons’ disease in 2013, Billy has continued to perform and has said he even finds it alleviates his pain temporarily.

“It’s a miracle. I think science should study it. I’ve gone on stage sick and come off better.” he said. “And then the minute it’s finished, you get sick as if your illnesses are all waiting to happen.”

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Tickets for his Dublin and Belfast shows go on sale at 9am on Friday, October 21 -you can purchase them on

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