Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paul McCartney Says "No to Drugs"

Paul McCartney revealed in an interview recently that he has given up pot for the sake of his daughter.

The Beatle’s legend has told Rolling Stone Magazine that he feels he has a “responsibility” to 9 year old Beatrice, who is his fifth child from his marriage to second wife, now his ex-wife Heather Mills.

Paul has Smoked his Share of Pot

Sir Paul went on to say that he has smoked his share of pot; however Paul believes that when you are bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in. You get to a point where you have to say enough is enough, and this is not necessary anymore. McCartney's latest album, Kisses on the Bottom, has reached number 3 in the UK album charts.

The Ex-Beatle Takes a Stand Against Drugs

Legend Rocker and ex-Beatle has taken a personal stand against drugs, he claims that he want to set an example for his daughter. Sir Paul claims in the early days of the "Fab Four" 60s rock band, he and his band mates, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr did their fair share of drugs. He admits to using heavy drugs, such as Heroin and Cocaine during the “Beatlemania” era in the 60’s and 70’s.
Paul McCartney is currently married to business woman Nancy Shevell from New York, having tied the knot late last year in London at the same registry office where he wed Linda, his first wife.
Paul Admits to Doing Cocaine and Heroin

During the interview with Rolling Stone, McCartney admitted to using cocaine and trying heroin once during the hype of The Beatles “Sgt Peppers," album. McCartney admits: "I did cocaine for about a year. I tried heroin just once. Even then, I didn't realize I'd taken it. I was just handed something, smoked it and then found out what it was."

Sir Paul also spoke about Linda, his first wife, (the love of his life), who passed away from liver cancer, secondary to breast cancer in 1998. Paul said that he and Linda used to smoke pot. Paul also confessed that whilst on tour in Japan he was arrested for trying to bring cannabis into the country. He was extremely lucky to be released after nine days and to not have to face further charges. It was the only time he and Linda spent apart during their almost thirty year marriage.
McCartney Once Advocated The Legalisation of Marijuana

McCartney has been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He has spoken publicly about this issue before, saying that he believes it is no worse than alcohol and alcohol is a drug. However, he recently backtracked; saying that perhaps legalizing another drug is not such a good idea.
Paul and his current wife Nancy Shevell were recently reported to have taken time out of their busy schedules to pay respect to the late Whitney Houston who died last Sunday, Feb 12, 2012. Paul and Nancy reportedly left a bouquet of beautiful yellow roses outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, on Valentine’s Day, where the singer passed away.
What Are Your Thoughts?

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The Showbis Spy Online
The Rolling Stone Magazine Official Website
Paul McCartney articles website
Heather Mills articles website
The Examiner Article Online
The official UK album charts website

Copyright 2012 Janelle Coulton

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