Paul McCartney travels with a portable Buddha statue while on tour
Tuesday 15 June 2010
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He’s 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 weekend’s 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 admitted: ‘I think candles started it and then somebody brought in a little Buddha. So then we suddenly got this.’