Wearing the mask that he keeps in a jar by the door?
Paul McCartney likes wearing a face covering amid the COVID-19 pandemic because no one can recognize him, he revealed on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday.
“We love the mask,” the former Beatle told Stern. “I walked into work today wearing a mask, you know, looking at everyone. Looking them right in the eye. ‘Hello. You don’t know who this is. Do you know who I think I am?’”
When the radio host asked McCartney, 78, if he enjoyed the anonymity, the “Hey Jude” singer told him he really does, because he can “go anywhere and do anything.”
Despite the multiple benefits of wearing a face covering, McCartney did touch on the difficulties of this year during the chat.
“Even though it’s been probably the most frightening year of our lives … ’cause you know, when there were other big crises like AIDS, the bird flu or SARS or whatever, they tended to happen to other people, but this thing’s happening to us, no matter who you are or what you’ve been doing,” he said.
But the rock star added that he tries to look at the positives.
“In this most frightening year of our lives, I think we’ve got to kind of take some lessons from it, like, it’s quite good to slow down, it’s very good to be with your family, have time for people instead of just rushing around, and to me that was the silver lining,” he said.
For McCartney, spending the first few months of quarantine with his daughter and grandkids was really “special.”
“It’s not over but it’s something that’s brought a lot of people together, so I hope that we’ve learned something from it,” he said.
McCartney is also putting out a new album this year, “McCartney III,” which drops this Friday.