John Cleese has told how he is going “increasingly deaf”. But the 78-year-old says his condition is not a “burden” but “on the contrary, I find it quite liberating”.
The Monty Python legend added: “I smile and nod and point at my ears, and am thus released from the duty of taking notice of all the rubbish directed at me.” The funnyman revealed last year he was so upset with the outcome of the EU Referendum that he wanted to move from the UK to the Caribbean Island of Nevis.
As well as putting his five-bedroom period home in Bath up for sale at £2.7 million, he has now also listed this property, his one-bedroom pied-a-terre in central London. The star became a household name through comedies such as Monty Python and Fawlty Towers, Cleese and his wife Jennifer Wade, 47, are to relocate to Nevis this autumn.
Speaking recently at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he said he felt hated by the “Facebook generation”. The actor branded modern Britain “corrupt”, described the UK government as one of the worst coalitions ever and branded Donald Trump as “the greatest arsehole in the world” during his one-off appearance.