Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he will be getting the coronavirus vaccine as soon as he is able to, believing this will be the way out of the pandemic.
The Beatles star, 78, is looking forward to getting the vaccine once it’s his turn – as he’s currently in the third tier of people eligible to get the jab.
He told The Sun: ‘The vaccine will get us out of this. I think we’ll come through it, I know we’ll come through, and it’s great news about the vaccine. I’ll have it as soon as I’m allowed.’
Sir Paul is hoping mass vaccination will help the world get back to a sense of normality in the future as he added: ‘I mean it’s going to be very difficult for a while yet, because you can’t just lock down a whole country unless you’re China.
‘We can’t have that kind of lack of freedom, we’re all brought up to enjoy this great freedom that we have in a democracy.’
He added that younger people struggle more with being told to stay inside and have to miss out on socialising as the pandemic rumbles on for month after month.
Sir Paul also admitted that he doubts Glastonbury Festival will go ahead in 2021 following 2020’s cancellation and the ongoing fluctuation in infection rates.
He told BBC Radio 4: ‘This is the problem. The thing we do is we get 100,000 people closely packed together with flags and no masks. Talk about super-spreader.
‘So you know, that’s gonna be difficult as to how people do that.’
When asked whether he would have the 2021 Glastonbury date in his tour diary, Sir Paul responded: ‘Well, I’d love it to be but I have a feeling it’s not going to be.’
Glastonbury’s organiser, Emily Eavis, has also said they are ‘quite a long way from being able to say we’re confident 2021 will go ahead’.