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Old Jun 15, 2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Red face Paul McCartney travels with a portable Buddha statue to maintain his zen

Paul McCartney travels with a portable Buddha statue to maintain his zen while on tour

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...#ixzz0qw6YG6k1

Hes had a somewhat stressful private life in recent years, including a highly acriminious and expensive divorce.
So it is, somewhat, unsurprising that Sir Paul McCartney has decided he needs to have a zen-like calm when he is travelling.
The Beatles legend, who is part way through a series of British concerts, has admitted he has a Buddha statue in the temporary dressing room that the veteran takes with him from venue to venue.

McCartney, who turns 68 later this week, is renowned for being particular regarding his backstage demands.
At last weekends Isle Of Wight festival, his 170-strong production team virtually took over the backstage area. He then made sure, as is his habit, that all food served was vegetarian.
Now he has revealed how, in his private backstage area, he keeps scented candles...and a Buddha.
Declaring it his own personal 'Kasbah', McCartney who handed ex-wife Heather Mills 24.3 million when he divorced in 2008 - admitted: I think candles started it and then somebody brought in a little Buddha. So then we suddenly got this.
Following his performance in front of 55,000 fans as the headline act at the finale of the Isle Of Wight festival on Sunday night, McCartney returned by helicopter to his home near Rye, East Sussex to spend time with daughter Beatrice, six.

Before leaving the festival, McCartney also told of his joy at receiving a Gershwin Prize For Popular Song from the US President Barack Obama.
The star was presented with the award at the White House earlier this month, and he admitted he was very honoured.
He told Absolute Radio: That was nice, you know.
Ive never met an incumbent president so it was really good. I was very honoured to tell you the truth because Im a fan of his.
You know, I think hes a great president and to be there getting this great prize and it being presented by him, it was so many things for me.'
McCartney and Stevie Wonder performed their No1 hit Ebony and Ivory from 1982 for the President at the ceremony, which was particularly meaningful for the star.
McCartney said: 'Stevie Wonder and I sang Ebony and Ivory and, you know, that was like the first time wed done it live.
'So it brought back memories of when I wrote it, and when we recorded it [1982] - when there was no chance of having a black president.
'It was just the remotest thing ever so, to be there, singing it with Stevie, and two yards away from the black president, his wife and kids, it was very emotional actually. So, yeah, I was humbled and grateful.
The star also revealed he now take breaks between concerts rather than doing one long tour - so he can spend as much time with six-year-old daughter Beatrice as possible.
McCartney - now dating American heiress Nancy Shevell, 49 - admitted: The nice thing is, nowadays, I dont go off on a kind of three month schlep.
Ill do a gig, and then a couple of days later, another gig. And after a couple of weeks of that, Ive got downtime with my little girl. So Im looking after her.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 12:36 PM   #2
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Paul and I have so much in common... vegetarians, scented candles, a reverent but somewhat superficial interest in Buddhism, we support Obama, we love kids, we love music... he needs to propose to ME, not Nancy!
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