According to a report from People.com, Paul McCartney, the infamous bass player from The Beatles, opened up to reporters from BBC recently and explained the losses he suffered. Paul explained to the outlet that he lost two women from his life, his mother, and his wife, to breast cancer.
Paul married Linda Eastman in 1969 and formed the band together, Wings, just two years after The Beatles first broke up. In 1998, Linda died at the age of 56-years-old following a breast cancer diagnosis three years prior to her unfortunate passing.
According to Paul, he was in a state of grief for almost a year. “I think I cried for about a year, on and off,” the bass player explained, adding that one expects their loved one to just enter the door one day, just because you’re so used to seeing them.
“It was almost embarrassing,” the iconic musician added, stating, “except it seemed the only thing to do.” In 1956, Paul lost his mother to breast cancer as well, Mary McCartney, who died at 47. Sir Paul was just 14-years-old at the time of her tragic passing.
Paul said he and the rest of the family didn’t know why she died, she just passed away and not much was said about it. People didn’t talk about those sorts of things back then the star remarked. Paul said he heard his father crying one evening, and everyone was very “stoic” about it, but they were hurting on the inside.
Since the loss of his wife, Paul has gotten remarried not once but twice. He married Heather Mills in 2002 as well as Nancy Shevell in 2011. Linda was famous for her work as a photographer, and much of it is on display at The Linda McCartney Retrospective.
The organization starts its viewing in Glasgow on Friday and will run all the way until January of 2020, claims a report from the British Broadcasting Corporation. According to a study from the US Breast Cancer Statistics website, approximately 12% of women will be diagnosed with a form of breast cancer at some point in their lives.