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LONDON (AP) — 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.

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

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He is expected to continue his film and TV work, which has recently included a role in "The Hobbit" films.

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Connolly started his showbusiness career as a folk singer, and later made his reputation as a standup comic.

His role in the 1997 film "Mrs. Brown" opposite Judi Dench brought international recognition.