George Harrison attack - he survived an assassination attempt
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10 incredible George Harrison facts you need to know
6. George Harrison attack - he survived an assassination attempt
On 30 December 1999, he and his wife were attacked at their home by Michael Abram, a 36-year-old man. He broke in and attacked George with a kitchen knife, puncturing a lung and causing head injuries, before Olivia struck him with a fireplace poker and a lamp. Abram suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, and believed that George was an alien and that the Beatles were witches from Hell. George said: "[he] wasn't a burglar, and he certainly wasn't auditioning for the Traveling Wilburys."