Sir Paul McCartney revealed he’s still in ‘denial’ over Beatles bandmate John Lennon’s death, and still breaks down over his heartache.
The music icon was shot dead in 1980, aged 40, in New York, with fans mourning the loss to this day.
During a candid interview on CBS Sunday Morning, host Seth Doane questioned how Sir Paul was processing the news after four decades.
‘I’m not sure I am,’ the 78-year-old replied. ‘It’s very difficult for me and I, occasionally, will have thoughts and say, “I don’t know why I don’t just break down crying every day?” Because it’s that bad.’
When asked if he ‘sometimes’ does, Sir Paul insisted: ‘Not every day… Yeah, there will be times when I just have memories and just think: “Oh my God”… well it’s just so senseless.’
He also explained that John was making ‘great music’ at the time of his death.
‘The question is: Would we have ever got back together again? I don’t know. We don’t know,’ the star continued.
‘We were friends. That was one of the great things about it. I don’t know how I would have dealt with it because I don’t think I’ve dealt with it very well.
‘In a way… I wouldn’t be surprised if a psychiatrist would find out that I’m slightly in denial, because it’s too much.’
John died in 1980, when he was shot in New York, by gunman Mark Chapman.
On the 40-year anniversary of his death, at the beginning of December, Sir Paul led tributes to the Come Together star.
Remembering his friend, he shared a black and white photo of them together taken by his wife Linda McCartney.
‘A sad sad day but remembering my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world,’ he captioned the post.
‘I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser!’
Sir Ringo Starr also marked the day by urging radio stations around the world to play Lennon’s 1967 song Strawberry Fields Forever.
‘Tuesday, 8 December 1980 we all had to say goodbye to John peace and love John,’ he penned.
‘I’m asking Every music radio station in the world sometime today play Strawberry Fields Forever. Peace and love.’
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