Monty Python star Terry Jones no longer recognises his co-stars, says Michael Palin

18 September 2019, 11:30

Friends Sir Michael Palin and Terry Jones
Friends Sir Michael Palin and Terry Jones. Picture: Getty

By Sian Moore

Sir Michael Palin shares concerns that Monty Python co-star Terry Jones no longer recognises him because of his dementia.

Close friend and co-star, Sir Michael Palin, has confessed that he believes Jones no longer recognises him.

Speaking to the Daily Express, Palin said: “The last time I saw him I don’t think he recognised me.

“We knew each other well. It feels like a part of yourself isn’t there anymore.”

The Monty Python co-stars
The Monty Python stars with John Oliver. Picture: Getty

The 77-year-old Welsh actor was diagnosed with dementia in 2015, a diagnosis which has now left him unable to communicate.

The friends, who have known each other for over 50 years, continue to see each other.

Palin has said that despite the degeneration his friend still finds moments of joy.

“At a certain moment Terry began to really laugh, the way he used to laugh,” said Sir Michael.

“That was a great moment.”