Paul McCartney Narrowly Escaped Superstorm Sandy

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November 24, 2012 | 9:31am EST

Sir Paul McCartney had a lucky escape last month when superstorm Sandy hit the Bahamas just hours after he left.
The Beatles star was on vacation in the Bahamas with his young daughter Beatrice last month shortly before the islands were hit by heavy winds and rain, which killed a number of residents, and went on to devastate America’s East Coast.
McCartney reveals he left the islands on the day the storm hit and is thankful to have escaped the worst of the disaster.
He tells Britain’s The Sun newspaper, “I actually just escaped Sandy. I was so jammy (lucky). I had taken my little one (daughter) on holiday to the Bahamas. The day I was supposed to be leaving, they told me there was a storm blowing in. I’d just flown out of there and that evening the storm hit. I heard something like 28 people were killed. It was terrible. I just scraped out of that.”
McCartney has now agreed to perform at a concert in New York next month to raise money for Sandy’s victims and he reveals he was personally invited to take part by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
He adds, “Harvey asked if I’d like to do it, and I had a few ideas. I’ve got a couple of special moments up my sleeve.”
The gig – titled 12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief – will take place at the fabled Madison Square Garden on 12 December.
Other acts on the bill include Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West and The Who.