Sir Billy Connolly is set to release a new autobiography this year called 'Windswept and Interesting'.

'Windswept and Interesting' will be the comedian's first full-length autobiography, with Scottish national treasure revealing the truth behind his life.

While there are already a few books about the star published already, this will be the first written in his own words and is sure to provide many laughs.

Billy Connolly said: "It’s the first time I’ve done this. Other people have written about me – or for me – but this time it’s just my own life in my own words.

"I didn’t know I was Windswept and Interesting until somebody told me. I had long hair and a beard and was swishing around in electric blue flairs.

"He said 'Look at you – all windswept and interesting!' I just said: 'Exactly!' After that, I simply had to maintain my reputation."

Billy's new autobiography will be out in October

Billy will take readers through his remarkable story of success against all the odds.

The 78-year-old was born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and is a survivor of appalling abuse at the hands of his own family.

The comedian first found his escape as an apprentice welder in the River Clyde shipyards, before turning his hand to folk music as a gifted banjo player.

But it was his ability to spin stories, tell jokes and hold an audience in the palm of his hand that truly set him apart.

Nick Davies, Managing Director of John Murray Press, who are publishing the book, said: "National Treasure… ‘Welder Statesman’… Living Legend… there are few people who inspire such warmth and affection among audiences worldwide.

"I can’t think of a better way to follow the phenomenal success of TALL TALES & WEE STORIES than with Billy’s long-awaited autobiography.

"It is a wise, heartfelt, opinionated and hugely funny book. And it has been one of the great pleasures of my career to work on it."

Billy now resides in America with his wife while battling Parkinson's disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2013.

Five years later he took the heartbreaking decision to retire from stand up.

Windswept and Interesting will be out on October 14, 2021.