Ringo Warns Fans to Get Back

Ex-Beatle says he's too busy to read mail, so quit sending it
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Oct 13, 2008 11:45 AM CDT
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, left, serves cupcakes during his 68th birthday celebration outside the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, Monday, July 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Ringo Starr says he's too busy to sign autographs and won't do it anymore, the BBC reports. The ex-Beatle—who's apparently had enough adoration for one lifetime—promises to throw away all incoming mail, effective Oct. 20. “I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much to do,” the 68-year-old drummer whines in a video on his website. "No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing."