Ringo Starr has squashed all rumours of his reunion with former band mate Sir Paul McCartney after declining an offer to join him on the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics.
“I’ll be touring America so I won’t be doing it,” the former Beatles member told Sky News bluntly.
Starr made the announcement while speaking at the Glenfiddich Mojo Awards, where he was presented with the Icon award.
“It’s an honour being an icon and the magazine actually likes music and musicians and that’s the reason I’m here tonight,” he added.
Fellow music legend Phil Collins was due to hand Ringo his gong, but he left early due to a back injury. He had earlier paid tribute to his friend.