Former Beatles member Ringo Starr has opened up about his decision to stop signing autographs for fans, saying that he was tired of seeing them appear on Internet auction website eBay.com.
Starr, 69, had announced plans to deny requests for his signature in a 2008 video message, explaining he doesn't have time to deal with the piles of fan letters he receives.
But now he has revealed that he decided to impose the ban to stop unscrupulous autograph-hunters making money from his signatures on eBay.
"I was signing and then they were on eBay the next day. So I just decided, 'I think I've done my share. That's it'," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.