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Mick Jagger gives up on writing his life story – saying, “it’s too dull”

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has given up writing his autobiography.

The 77-year-old wrinkly rocker said he found the writing “simply dull and upsetting”.

Publisher John Blake described an early draft as a “little masterpiece”.


However, Jagger has put down his pen.

Asked if he’d started again during lockdown and said:

“I could’ve done that, yeah.

“It was a thing that people started doing, writing.

“I think in the 80s I started it and I was offered a lot of money – the money was the seductive part of it!

“So, when I actually started to get into it, I really didn’t enjoy it…reliving my life, to the detriment of living in the now.

“If you want to write an autobiography, this is not a process you can just do in a week – it takes a lot out of you.

“It takes a lot of reliving emotions, reliving friendships, reliving ups and downs.”

“It was all simply dull and upsetting, and there really weren’t that many highs out of it.”

He added: “So I just said, ‘I can’t be bothered with this’ and gave the money back to my publisher and said that I’d do it another day.

“That was the end of it.

“I think later I said something stupid like I’d written it and couldn’t remember any of it, but it really wasn’t that: I just didn’t enjoy the process.”



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