Don McLean thinks asthma stopped him from ‘drinking himself to death’

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Don McLean says having asthma saved him from “drinking himself to death”. The ‘American Pie’ musician – who missed a lot of school due to the respiratory illness – has claimed the education system “knocks” the creativity out of children, and he thinks in another life he would have struggled being “a really boring person at a bank”. He told The i newspaper: “Children are all naturally creative – until school knocks it out of them. They sing, they paint, they invent stuff… “One of the advantages of having asthma is that it kept me out of school for long periods for many years. I was able to de…

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