Paul McCartney: I Got High, 'Saw God'

'That moment didn’t turn my life around, but it was a clue'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 2, 2018 7:10 AM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2018 7:33 AM CDT
In this Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, Paul McCartney performs on stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic...   (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told the Sunday Times (paywall) that he was "humbled" by the experience. He said that "it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn't see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it's just the drug, the hallucination, but we felt we had seen a higher thing." He continues, per the Guardian: "We were immediately nailed to the sofa. And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled. And what I’m saying is, that moment didn’t turn my life around, but it was a clue."

McCartney also spoke of allowing himself to believe that his lost loved ones, including his late wife Linda, are "looking down" on him, reports the AP. The singer is promoting a new album and a tour. He remains one of music's most popular concert acts. (A few years ago, McCartney told an interviewer that he and John Lennon must have forgotten dozens of songs.)

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