Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has very lucky escape after being rescued from house fire

“But I washed my hands anyway, and by a fantastic stroke of luck, the loose tap that we never had fixed came apart, dousing the ceiling and partially extinguishing the fire.”

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

He says: “A lot of anxieties disappear, you get to a certain age and you think, ‘Well, I am that age. If I die next year, that will probably be average’. If you think you’ve done most of what you want to do, it’s all rather a relief.”

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Emotional Michael Palin dedicates NTAs win to late Terry Jones with hilarious ‘sick’ story

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words ‘Lovingly frosted with glucose.’”

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

8. An image of the Silver Surfer was originally considered for the album’s cover.Dark Side of the Moon‘s album cover – created by English graphic designer George Hardie with input from Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – is one of the most iconic designs to ever grace an LP. “When Storm showed us […]

John Cleese, 80, strolls hand in hand with wife Jennifer Wade, 47, on cosy outing after second cancer scare

Speaking on Lorraine last year, the star poked fun at his messy love life, quipping: ‘Fourth wife, finally got it right! I really recommend it. If you can find a wife you really like…’

Clinton and Obama to Appear Together June 26

“As we move forward, we invite you to join us for a National Finance Committee meeting with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Thursday, June 26th in Washington, D.C., to discuss how we can work together to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party,” Clinton fundraiser Jonathan Mantz wrote. “Hillary ran for President because […]

Experience: I’ve had hiccups for 12 years

When I first spoke to my family, they thought I was faking it and just making funny noises over the phone. It was only when I saw them in person that they started to believe me. They could hear me hiccupping all night, even when I was fast asleep, so they knew it was real.