BEATLE GEORGE: I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE

The former Beatle admits he feared he was going to die when an intruder attacked him at his Oxfordshire home...

Former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON has told how he feared he was going to die after being repeatedly stabbed by an intruder in his OXFORDSHIRE home last December.

At the beginning of the trial of Michael Abram, the man accused on two counts of attempted murder following the attack on Harrison and his wife Olivia, the guitarist said: “I vividly remember a thrust of the knife to my chest and a flow of blood to my mouth. I could feel the strength draining from me and hear my chest expelling air. I thought I’d been fatally stabbed.”

Harrison, not present yesterday (November 14) in Oxford Crown Court, also revealed in a statement that he initially tried to distract Abram by shouting “Hare Krishna”. But he then decided to confront the intruder, who had broken into Harrison’s Henley-On-Thames home in the early hours of December 30 last year, because he feared for the safety of his wife and his mother-in-law.

Olivia Harrison was present and described in detail how she used both a poker and a lamp to protect herself from the crazed attack after she saw her husband stabbed, before the police arrived to bring the nightmare to a close.

It also emerged that Abrams had been watching the star’s home for some time. He is expected to plead not guilty to attempted murder and other charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, unlawful wounding and aggravated burglary on the grounds of diminished responsibility due to mental illness. Psychiatrists reports following the attack concluded that was suffering from a delusion that he had been possessed by Harrison