Macca gives up drugs for daughter
By Mark Fordham
Former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that he has given up drugs in order to help raise his eight-year-old daughter Beatrice.
The performer has a long rap sheet for drugs use or possession in the past but admits that he has grown a sense of responsibility to look after his youngest daughter at the age of 69.
In a magazine interview with Rolling Stone McCartney admitted that he did "enough" and now was the time to stop.
He added that when bringing up a youngster the responsibility of being a parent kicks in and it just doesn't seem necessary anymore.
The star has been arrested a number of times for drugs offences. His first was in Sweden for possession of cannabis in 1972 and also at his Scottish farm in the same year.
He was deported from Japan in 1980 after officials found half a pound of marijuana in amongst his luggage.
McCartney also admitted in the interview with the news provider that the Beatles almost reformed at one point but didn't want to dilute or change the way that the band had been perceived.
He said it was this reason that never made the idea of reformation convincing enough to action.
16 February 2012, 09:57