Paul McCartney has revealed that his grandson was mugged recently at knifepoint. Macca was speaking in a new interview with The Times.
The Beatles legend said that the alleged thieves nabbed his grandson’s mobile phone after the incident in London.
McCartney didn’t reveal which grandson it was but told The Times that he did say he felt like a “coward” after it occurred. McCartney explained to the paper:
“He was saying the worst thing was that he should have just thumped the guy; he came back and felt a coward. I said, ‘No, no, no, no! The guy had a knife and you don’t know, the guy might be able to use that knife’.”
While talking about his grandson’s trauma, McCartney remembered the time during the singer’s childhood when he got mugged for his watch. The former Beatle revealed:
“When I was a kid it was four guys and they nicked my watch. I was of a similar age. I just happened to be on my own.” Bigger kids came along and it was the same feeling. [I thought at the time] ‘I have got to learn karate and be a black belt — and then I’ll get ’em!’ It was the worst thing.”
Meanwhile, the NME reports that Macca is going to be signing copies of his new picture book Hey Grandude! in London next month.
During the signing, McCartney will read the story of ‘Grandude’ which is “a super-cool Grandad who takes his grandchildren on a whirlwind magical mystery tour, from tropical seas to Alpine mountains, all before bedtime!”
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