Sir Billy Connolly was introduced to walking his dog just hours before his’ uplifting and emotional’ ITV special that marks the end of his 50-year stand-up career

The beloved 78-year-old comedian, who recently announced he quit the industry due to Parkinson’s disease, was photographed walking around his Florida neighborhood

The walk took about half an hour and Sir Billy looked thoughtful as his pooch investigated

He wore blue and white tartan pants that resembled pajama pants, and for the occasion also wore a black face mask in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines

Sir Billy revealed that his condition has caused him to walk restlessly, lose his hearing and drool

At the end of his stand-up career, ITV will be broadcasting Billy Connolly: It was a pleasure tonight

The one-off episode features his “greatest stand-up moments, invisible performance footage and exclusive chats with some of Billy’s biggest famous fans”

ITV said, “Sir Billy Connolly recently announced that he is officially stepping down from his live stand-up performance

“To mark this crucial moment in comedy history, this hour-long star special celebrates Billy’s anarchic genius and life-affirming humor

“There are also unique new discoveries from the woman Billy knows best – his wife and soulmate Pamela Stephenson

“His A-List fans will share their memories of Billy, send him personal messages and select their absolute highlights from his glorious comedy catalog. The man himself will react to their decisions and reveal his own favorites’

The broadcaster continued, “Billy Connolly: It was a pleasure, is a definite celebration of an all-time great

“An uplifting, emotional and fun hour accompanied by the legendary Big Yin at its most entertaining side. It will make you laugh. It can even make you cry. A fitting farewell for a stand-up megastar’

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