George Harrison was the lead guitarist of the Beetles and was one of the most famous men alive throughout part of his life. However, the Beetles fame seems to have attracted large amounts of unwanted attention. John Lennon’s death is perhaps the most famous, yet most people don’t know a similar incident happened to Harrison!
In 1999, Harrison was sleeping comfortably in his home with his wife when a man named Michael Abram broke into the house. He began loudly calling Harrison’s name until he came out of the bedroom. Harrison’s wife Olivia called the police while Harrison went to see what the commotion was from. Almost immediately Abram attacked Harrison with a knife, stabbing him seven times.
Harrison was severely wounded with a punctured lung and head injuries, and would have been killed if his wife hadn’t struck the assailant with a fire poker! After fifteen minutes Abram was arrested by the police, yet did not go to jail. Abram claimed God had told him to kill Harrison, which caused him to be labeled as insane. Harrison survived the attack and Abram was released after only 19 months of incarceration.