Connolly abuse mystery

Big Yin hints that he was victim

Billy Connolly has hinted that he could have been the victim of child sex abuse.

The comic was defending the controversial Brass Eye show about paedophilia when he said: "I've had experience of that kind of thing. It's not nice."

But he refused to be further drawn on the subject, the Daily Record reports.

The Big Yin has previously hinted at dark childhood secrets, and has warned that a new biography written by wife Pamela Stephenson will have shocking content.

Connolly, 59, defended Chris Morris for making the controversial satire.

He said comedians had the right to tackle any topic and said child abuse "was a field that should be explored".

He added: "I'm sure everybody has been told a joke about that subject. I have many times and laughed, even though they are horrifying.

"It's a brave field to go into. I've done jokes about that subject myself, but they are difficult to make funny."

Published: 14 Aug 2001

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