Musical legend Paul McCartney said he was apparently a victim in the recent News of the World hacking scandal.
While appearing via satellite to promote his upcoming 9/11 tribute documentary The Love We Make on Showtime, McCartney told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews that he is due to discuss the situation with authorities at the end of his current U.S. tour.
"Apparently, I've been hacked," McCartney said. "I don't know much about it because [the police] won't tell anyone except the person themselves. So, I will be talking to them about that. I think it's a horrendous violation of privacy. I do think it has been going on for a long time, and I do think more people than we know knew about it."
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McCartney declined to speak any further on the issue until he has heard the facts from police.
Meanwhile, McCartney's documentary, which was helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles during the weeks after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, is set to air on Showtime on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9/8c. The film offers an intimate view of McCartney as he organizes the benefit concert he held at Madison Square Garden alongside David Bowie, Elton John, Billy Joel and others.
"There was fear in the air," McCartney said of the weeks he spent in New York after the attack. "I had never experienced that, particularly in New York, and this was where the idea of doing a show came about."
McCartney said the concert helped the healing process. "You were seeing the emotion releasing through music. ... I've lucked out to be in a profession where I can actually help heal, let people get in touch with their emotions."