Starr says no more autographs

LONDON: Former Beatle Ringo Starr will no longer sign memorabilia for fans and will throw away all fan mail he receives in the future, he has said.

“Please do not send fan mail to any address you have,” he said in a video message on his website. “Nothing will be signed after October 20. If that is the date on the envelope, it’s gonna be tossed. I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much to do,” the 68-year-old drummer said.

Dressed in black clothes and dark glasses, Starr said it was “a serious message to everybody watching”. He added, “No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing.”

Starr, who released his most recent album Liverpool 8 in January, recently completed a tour of the US and Canada. The musician currently divides his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey.

In April, a foliage sculpture of Starr outside a train station in Liverpool was beheaded by vandals. The performer had reportedly angered some locals when he told the BBC’s Jonathan Ross he missed nothing about the city.