Sir Paul McCartney has publicly denied claims that he was hospitalized for heart surgery, NME reports. Earlier this month, the Sun reported that the legendary former Beatle had undergone a coronary angioplasty. But today, McCartney reassured fans and friends on his website that he had simply been tested for a "minor irregularity," and that he was in fine health.
An anonymous source told the Sun that McCartney's alleged surgery was "routine, but any work on your heart is a big deal." After a flood of concerned calls and texts, it was "time to put this rumour to rest," McCartney writes. But the false report had its upside: "I've secretly been enjoying all the sympathy," he claims. (Read more Paul McCartney stories.)