Sir Paul McCartney slams John Lennon 'gay' claims

Former Beatle says there's no truth in new book allegation

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Sir Paul McCartney has slammed a new book in which author Philip Norman claims that John Lennon wanted a gay relationship with his Beatles bandmate.

McCartney told The Sun that the claim was untrue and that, despite the fact that he shared a bed with him many times, he only ever saw Lennon get romantic with females.

"I don't think [the gay claims] are true," he said. John never ever tried anything [on with me], I slept with him a million times.

"I've seen him on tour roaring drunk, out of his mind in the early days before he sobered up and went to rehab. Roaring drunk and it was always with a female, never once [with a man].

"If you've got a little gay tendency and you're roaring drunk, I'd have caught him once."

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