He is one of the most famous faces in the world.

However, Sir Paul McCartney admitted that he is currently enjoying a slice of anonymity thanks to the mandatory face masks that must be worn in indoor public spaces.

The Beatles, 78, said he loves to wear masks because he can “ go anywhere and do anything ” without people recognizing him, as he revealed during his appearance on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday.

Compelling: Sir Paul McCartney admitted he is currently enjoying a slice of anonymity thanks to the mandatory face masks that must be worn in indoor public spaces

Sir Paul told the host: We love the mask. I got into work today wearing a mask, you know, I look at everyone. Look at them directly in the eye. “Hello. You don’t know who this is. Do you know who I think I am?”

When asked if he “enjoys anonymity,” he revealed that he does so because it gives him the ability to go out in public more freely.

Paul said, “Although it was probably the scariest year of our life … Because you know, when there were other big crises like AIDS or bird flu or SARS or whatever, they were happening to other people, but this thing happens to us,” No matter who you are or what you have been up to.

But he added that he was trying to see the positives in the situation.

He said, “ In this scariest year of our life, I think we have to take some lessons from it, for example, it’s good to slow down, it’s very good to be with your family, to have time for people instead of just rushing, and for me This was the silver lining.

“It’s not over but it’s something that brought a lot of people together, so I hope we’ve learned something from it.”

Paul’s new album is scheduled for release on December 18 and is a continuation of two first-time solos from McCartney, from 1970, and McCartney’s second from 1980.

It comes after Paul admitted that he still turned to former bandmate John Lennon for advice when writing new songs, 40 years after he was shot and killed outside his New York apartment.

The star described his late friend and co-founder of the Beatles as “the best collaborator in the world” and said the anniversary of what would have been his 80th birthday was “happy sad.”

In an interview with Uncut, he said, “ I’m working on one at the moment that goes one way but I didn’t like the song. “No, it’s not happening, buddy.”

Sir Paul told the host: We love the mask.  I got into work today wearing a mask, you know, I look at everyone.  Look at them directly in the eye. "Hi.  You don't know who this is.  Do you know who I am?

Sir Paul told the host: We love the mask. I got into work today wearing a mask, you know, I look at everyone. Look at them directly in the eye. “Hello. You don’t know who this is. Do you know who I think I am?”

This could have been the point where John and I were going to say, “You know what, let’s have a cup of tea and try to rethink this.”

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Sir Paul also revealed that he mentally “consulted” with Lennon while he was working on new material.

He said: Yes a lot. We’ve collaborated for a long time, I think, “Well, what are he going to think about this? What will he say now? We both agree that this new song that I’m talking about isn’t going anywhere.

So instead of sitting around, we must destroy and remake it. This process started yesterday in the studio. I removed it and decided to write a new one.

His songwriting partnership with Lennon is still seen as one of the most successful in history, and together they turned the Beatles into the best-selling band of all time, releasing 11 albums between 1963 and 1970.

He added: Yes it was [strange]. Because up until that point I was working with John, the best collaborator in the world. Suddenly that was taken away. It was very difficult.

Antiquity: It comes after Paul admitted that he still turned to former bandmate John Lennon for advice when writing new songs, 40 years after he was shot and killed outside his New York apartment (pictured in 1963)

Antiquity: It comes after Paul admitted that he still turned to former bandmate John Lennon for advice when writing new songs, 40 years after he was shot and killed outside his New York apartment (pictured in 1963)