Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Paul McCartney on John Lennon and Trepanning

"Linda and me came over for dinner once and John said, 'You fancy getting the trepanning thing done?' I said, 'Well, what is it?' and he said, 'Well, you kind of have a hole bored into your skull and it relieves the pressure.' We're sitting at dinner and this is seriously being offered! Now, this wasn't a joke, this was like, Let's go next week, we know a guy who can do it and maybe we can do it all together. So I said, 'Look, you go and have it done, and if it works, great. Tell us about it and we'll all have it.' But I'm afraid I've always been a bit cynical about stuff like that -- thank God! -- because I think that there's so much crap that you've got to be careful of. But John was more open to things like that."
-October 1986


Anonymous said...

Hee. Oh Paul. Thank goodness is right. Sometimes I think he was the only one of the Beatles with any common sense. ... And he could be pretty flighty!

Anonymous said...

My wife died of brain cancer and as part of a clinical trial she had the trepanning procedure (there's more to it than that, but sheesh!).

I could have gone all day without knowing that Lennon (whom I still try to admire though as the years go by his latter antics make it very hard) - all day - without knowing that Lennon ever considered such a thing.