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Actor Billy Connolly treated for prostate cancer

Representatives of Scottish actor Billy Connolly say he has had surgery for the early stages of prostate cancer and is also receiving treatment for the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

The statement says the 70-year-old star is "fully recovered" from prostate surgery in the United States.

He is expected to continue his film and TV work, which has recently included a role in "The Hobbit" films. He's attached to "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again."

Connolly started his show business career as a folk singer and later made his reputation as a stand-up comic.

His role in the 1997 film "Mrs. Brown" opposite Judi Dench brought international recognition. He recently voiced a character in the animated film "Brave" and has appeared in "Indecent Proposal," "The Last Samurai," "White Oleander" and the 2010 remake of "Gulliver's Travels."

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