In a recent interview, Yoko Ono said the Beatles legend "had a desire" to be with men but never indulged in gay sex.
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Yoko Ono has spoken about John's long-rumoured bisexuality and has also revealed she is still scared of John Lennon's killer.
She said Lennon "had a desire" to be with men but never was.
They had agreed that it was perfectly natural to be physically attracted to someone of the same gender, even if you identify as heterosexual.
“John and I had a big talk about it, saying, basically, all of us must be bisexual. And we were sort of in a situation of thinking that we’re not [bisexual] because of society. So we are hiding the other side of ourselves, which is less acceptable.”
“I think he had a desire to, but I think he was too inhibited. No, not inhibited. He said, ‘I don’t mind if there’s an incredibly attractive guy.’ It’s very difficult: They would have to be not just physically attractive, but mentally very advanced too. And you can’t find people like that […] The beginning of the year he was killed, he said to me, ‘I could have done it, but I can’t because I just never found somebody that was that attractive.’ Both John and I were into attractiveness — you know — beauty.”
She added it was unlikely anything occurred between him and Brian Epstein - the Beatles' manager with whom Lennon was said to have had an affair.
Lennon and Epstein fuelled speculation when they went on holiday to Spain in 1963, while the singer's wife Cynthia was pregnant with son Julian.
"Uh, well, the story I was told was a very explicit story, and from that I think they didn't have it [sex]."
She finally added that she still fears for her life after Lennon's death in 1980 saying she would be concerned if Chapman (John’s killer) were ever released on parole.
She still hires private security at home in New York and when she goes out.
"So when I go out or when I don't go out, in my apartment, I'm very, very careful.
"It's very, very difficult for me to think about Chapman, especially because he doesn't seem to think that was a bad thing to do.