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Sir Paul McCartney claims he has been speaking to late George Harrison’s spirit through a TREE

Sir Paul McCartney has claimed he’s been talking to George Harrison, as he believes his late friend’s spirit has inhabited a tree at his home.

The music icon, 78, made the candid confession while appearing on NPR earlier this month, and said his fellow Beatles member, who passed away in 2001 from lung cancer, had given him the fir tree as a gift.

He explained: ‘George was very into horticulture, a really good gardener, so he gave me a tree as a present. It’s a big fir tree and it’s by my gate.

Thoughts: Sir Paul McCartney claimed earlier this month he has been speaking to late Beatles star George Harrison as he believes his late friend’s spirit has inhabited a TREE at his home

‘As I was leaving my house this morning, I get out of the car, close the gate and look up at the tree and say, “Hi, George.” 

‘There he is, growing strongly. And you know, that takes me back to the time when I hitchhiked with him! They’re an ever-present presence, if that’s a way to say.’

Sir Paul went on: ‘It’s lovely. He gave it to me — I just planted it. But then, as the years go by, every time I look at it I go, “That’s the tree George gave me”.

‘George has entered that tree, for me. I hope he’s happy with that.’

Spirit: Paul said his George (pictured far right with Paul, John Lennon and Ringo Starr) had given him the fir tree as a gift before his death in 2001, and 'has entered that tree, for me'

Spirit: Paul said his George (pictured far right with Paul, John Lennon and Ringo Starr) had given him the fir tree as a gift before his death in 2001, and ‘has entered that tree, for me’

Reflective: Paul (pictured in 1963) said: '[I] look up at the tree and say, "Hi, George." 'There he is, growing strongly. And you know, that takes me back to the time when I hitchhiked with him!'

Reflective: Paul (pictured in 1963) said: ‘[I] look up at the tree and say, “Hi, George.” ‘There he is, growing strongly. And you know, that takes me back to the time when I hitchhiked with him!’

During their time together, The Beatles – which also included John Lennon and Ringo Starr – became one of the most influential bands of all time with their releases making them the best-selling music act of all time. 

Sir Paul released his new album McCartney III earlier this month, having written and recorded it during lockdown earlier this year.

And in a BBC chat with actor Idris Elba, aired last Saturday night, the crooner admitted he ‘didn’t realise’ what he was creating when he did it.

He said: ‘[In] lockdown everyone cleaned out their cupboards and did all the stuff they’d been meaning to get around to. So [making an album] was my equivalent.

Oops: Sir Paul released his new album McCartney III earlier this month, having written and recorded it during lockdown earlier this year as a happy accident

Oops: Sir Paul released his new album McCartney III earlier this month, having written and recorded it during lockdown earlier this year as a happy accident

‘I wasn’t trying to make an album. So suddenly I had these 10 songs, I thought, What am I going to do with these? It was just the 10 because I didn’t know I was making an album.’ 

During lockdown, Paul stayed in the countryside with his daughter Mary and her children.

Of the experience, he went on: ‘I was really lucky. I was locked down with my daughter Mary and her family, and then I was able to go to the studio to work, it was a very safe place. We were distanced, we were always being very careful.

Out now: Sir Paul said of the album: 'I wasn't trying to make an album. So suddenly I had these 10 songs, I thought, What am I going to do with these?'

Out now: Sir Paul said of the album: ‘I wasn’t trying to make an album. So suddenly I had these 10 songs, I thought, What am I going to do with these?’

‘I was on holiday in the beginning of the year and then lockdown hit, covid hit, so I came back and I was locked down in the country.

‘[It] was good as it meant I was hanging out with four of my grand-kids so suddenly that was great.

‘I was able to go in the studio. The government said you can go to work only if you can’t work at home. So I don’t have a home studio, my home studio is 20 minutes away.

‘So then I just started thinking, what about that song I had a few months ago that I never finished. So we pulled that out and I’d work on that…’

Process: In a BBC chat with actor Idris Elba, aired last Saturday night, the crooner admitted he 'didn't realise' what he was creating when he did it

Process: In a BBC chat with actor Idris Elba, aired last Saturday night, the crooner admitted he ‘didn’t realise’ what he was creating when he did it


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