Paul McCartney’s health at 80 – battle of drunkenness, depression and heart surgery rumors
Paul McCartney reveals how he and his band members battle varying degrees of mental health, and says how they will often shed light on it in his songs – added that ‘there’s not much time for mental health issues’
Sir Paul McCartney turned 80 this weekend and has seen the world’s response to mental health change drastically.
The Hey Jude hitmaker has used her songwriting and performance as a form of therapy for her own demons – but finds that sometimes that’s not always enough.
Last year, Paul told GQ magazine that he uses alcohol as a way to cope with the great pressures of being a part of one of the most successful bands in the world.
“The truth is, I just drank,” he recalls. There’s not a lot of time for mental health problems, it’s just, it’s drunk or sleeping. But I’m sure it did, because they were very sad times.
“It’s funny, I remember when I first met Linda, she was divorced with one child and lived in New York and had to fend for herself. She was depressed and I remember her saying she He made the decision,” he added.
Paul said his wife said she had “decided” that she wouldn’t be depressed, so she “picked herself up”.
He said how it inspired him to make changes for the better and seek help.
But it seems that Paul may not be the only member experiencing similar problems.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, he said that the Fab Four could have provoked their struggles, to bring them down or even hide them completely.
When asked if his band members have mental health issues, he said he “thinks so”, but added that they talked about it through songs. their.
Speaking of John Lennon, who was killed after he was shot by a raving fan in New York, said: “You know, John would.” Help! I need someone,’ he wrote. And I thought, ‘Wow, that’s just a song,’ but it turned out to be a cry for help. “
He continued, “The same thing happened to me, mostly after the band broke up. We’ve all gone through periods where we’re not as happy as we should be.
“But you know, we’ve been through a lot – you didn’t talk about mental health.”
Paul has spoken openly about being inspired by Ringo Starr, who has a “drinking problem”.
But he explained how Ringo turned the tide and he joked that the drummer was “Mr Sober of the Year”.
But before that, Paul had treated himself by smoking marijuana and drinking a lot of alcohol.
The singer has been drinking continuously for 40 years as a way to deal with the disbandment of the band.
However, in 2018, he talked about how successful he was and now only drinks one glass of wine a week.
Now that he’s eight years old, he says he “doesn’t have time” to drink now.
In 2008, The Sun reported that he had undergone heart surgery.
The publication cites a source, who said the “surgery” was “all very normal, but any work on your heart is a big deal.”
However, Paul denied the claims on his website, adding that he didn’t have to have surgery but that he had undergone “minor abnormal” checks.
He thanked loved ones for contacting him after worrying about his surgery and said he was “so happy to rest in peace”.
But Liverpudlian cheekily added: “I have tacitly enjoyed all the sympathy.”
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In addition to enjoying drinking and taking care of his mental health, he has been a vegetarian since the late 70s – which he considers to be in good health.
He told Wired in 2018: “You can get loads of vegetarian options these days, so it’s not like the old days when you just ate boiled sprouts.”
Yoga and meditation are also a huge part of helping Paul stay fit and healthy – both mentally and physically.
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