In light of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, Paul McCartney supported the nation during his historic Glastonbury headlining performance on Saturday.
The 80-year-old Beatles legend returned to the stage after popular demand by fans for a stunning performance while waving the national flag of Ukraine, which elicited a thunderous applause.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it was previously reported that Paul had omitted the song Back In The USSR from his planned Glastonbury set and all upcoming performances.
Giving reasons for his decision to axe out the song, a source revealed to the Mirror that: “It would be perverse to be singing a jaunty rock ’n’ roll song about Russia. Paul couldn’t in all conscience sing those lyrics when so many are being brutally massacred at the hands of Russia. The song is such a massive crowd favorite but with the horrors unfolding in Ukraine, it was a simple decision by Paul to make.”