Paul McCartney's retching ritual
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed his pre-concert ritual involves him drinking salt water before going stage
Sir Paul McCartney makes himself sick before playing live.
The music legend has a pre-concert ritual of gargling with salt water, but admits it makes him vomit.
When asked if he has any rituals, Paul said: "Well yes, kind of. I've got a couple of little things I do in the dressing room, but it's really minimal, you know, it's more superstitious than anything. I gargle with salt water."
When quizzed if it makes him sick, he quipped: "Yes, it does. It's this kind of bulimia thing I've got going on. No, it's supposed to be good for you, salt water. I don't know why. I persuade myself its good for me."
However, Paul - who is a strict vegetarian - didn't need to rinse out his mouth with salt water when he was in The Beatles.
He added in a radio interview with 'Absolute Radio Breakfast Show' host Christian O'Connell to be aired tomorrow (01.12.09): "I've only started doing this recently. It's in the dressing room, there's a little packet of salt and a kettle for me."