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Paul McCartney Finally Gives Up Pot For The Sake Of His 8-Year-Old

Thu, February 16, 2012 9:13am EDT by 5 Comments
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The 69-year-old music legend is quitting weed because he wants to be a responsible dad for his little girl!

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Sir Paul McCartney makes a shocking announcement — After smoking marijuana since the 1960s, he’s finally giving it up for good! His 8-year-old daughter Beatrice inspired him to stop. “I smoked my share,” he says. “When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point.”

Sir Paul has gotten into trouble so many times over the years for his drug use, but he kept up with the habit until now. “Enough’s enough — you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary,” he explains.

Beatrice has also inspired the musician to make his tours shorter and schedule around his custody arrangement with ex Heather Mills. “What we do now is events and selective dates,” he says. “Because of my custody situation, I can only do that. At first, we thought ‘Oh, God, is this going to be a problem?’ and it’s actually turned out to be some kind of a blessing.”

We’re so glad Paul is  finally giving up the drugs!

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