Some people like to plead the fifth. Ringo Starr likes to plead "peace and love." In a move that will certainly inspire emotions other than peace and love from his fans, Ringo Starr has announced that, after October 20th, he will discard any fan mail he receives, and never sign memorabilia again:
"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 the 20th of October. 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."
In other news, "I'm warning you with peace and love" may be my new favorite saying of the year.
While it's understandable that Starr would get a ton of fan mail, you have to wonder what's suddenly been taking up his time to the point where he can't respond to fan mail anymore. Maybe he's got too much slamming of the music press to do.
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