The Beatles legend Paul McCartney has revealed that his Grandson was recently mugged at knifepoint and has shared his own experiences of feeling like a “coward” following being jumped.
In a recent interview with The Times, McCartney shared the frightening moment his relative was mugged by knifepoint for his mobile phone. Sharing that his Grandson felt like a “coward” following the scary incident.
“He was saying the worst thing was that he should have just thumped the guy; he came back and felt a coward,” McCartney shared. “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’.”
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Although the artist didn’t share which grandchild had been affected, he also shared his own experience of being mugged for his watch when he was younger. “When I was a kid it was four guys and they nicked my watch,” he admitted.
“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.”