After the tragic death of his wife Linda, Paul McCartney cried for a year: ‘It was almost embarrassing.’
PAUL MCCARTNEY admitted in a throwback interview that he “cried for a year” after his first wife Linda McCartney died of breast cancer.
‘Paul McCartney at the BBC’ will air tonight at 7:55pm on BBC Two, and will feature a compilation of performances from the musician’s post-Beatles career, including hit songs like ‘Band on the Run,’ ‘Jet,’ ‘Coming up,’ and ‘Live and Let Die,’ as well as never-before-seen backstage footage and interviews with the likes of comedy legend Bob Mortimer.
At 9:25 p.m., BBC Two will broadcast ‘Paul McCartney at The Cavern Club.’
The show includes footage from Paul’s 2018 performance at the venue, during which he performed a number of Beatles classics as well as songs from his solo album ‘Egypt Station.’
The Cavern Club in Liverpool is a legendary venue where the Beatles performed over 300 times between 1961 and 1963.
Since the Fab Four became one of the world’s most famous bands in the 1960s, Paul’s life has been in the spotlight.
His marriage to American photographer Linda, whom he married in March 1969 at the height of his fame, was also frequently featured on the front pages.
Linda, on the other hand, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died three years later.
Following Linda’s untimely death, Paul revealed that he cried for a year.
“I think I cried for about a year on and off,” Paul said to BBC Radio Scotland in 2019 to promote an exhibition of Linda’s photographs.
“You expect to see them, this person you love, walk in because you’ve grown accustomed to seeing them.”
“I shed a lot of tears.”
It was almost humiliating, but it appeared to be the only option.”
In addition, the former Beatle compared his grief response to that of his father.
“We had no idea what my mum had died of because no one talked about it,” Paul said, referring to his mother’s death from breast cancer in 1956.
“The worst thing about it was everyone was very stoic, everyone kept a stiff upper lip and then, one evening, you’d hear my dad crying in the next room,” the songwriter, who was 14 at the time, continued.
“We’d never heard him cry before, so it was tragic.”
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