BILLY Connolly has revealed he will not vote in the independence referendum, describing the debate around it as a "morass that I care not to dip my toe into".

The 71-year-old Glasgow comedian and actor said he did not want to get involved in the debate as he did not want to influence anybody.

He said: "I try to keep away out of it, I don't want to be an influence in it, I don't want to influence anybody.

"A lot of people take your word like it's spun gold as if there's some sense to it, I don't want to influence anybody so I shut up.

"I think the Scots will come to a good conclusion in the referendum, they'll get what they deserve."

Connolly had surgery last year for prostate cancer and was treated for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's Disease.

He said: "I'm okay. I'm old and I'm cold. I'm going deaf.

"I'm a lot better than I was, which is a wonderful position to be in. Someone once said growing old is not for sissies, they knew what they were talking about."