Paul McCartney avoids reading media coverage of his difficult divorce because he does not want to see the details of his private life on front pages, he said in an interview published Saturday.

McCartney and his second wife, Heather Mills McCartney, are in the middle of divorce proceedings. The former Beatle told the Guardian's Weekend magazine that the situation has brought him closer to his grown children from his marriage to Linda McCartney.

"I'm going through great struggles, but I'm feeling pretty good," McCartney was quoted as saying. "I have a lot of good support, particularly from my family. In difficult moments like this, it's when a loving family shines through."

McCartney said it is difficult to see his private life exposed.

"There's only one real answer to the massive press coverage — don't look," he said. "So I don't read it."

It is estimated that the divorce will cost McCartney $200 million, reducing his fortune to $1.4 billion, according to The Sunday Times' annual Rich List.

"There is a tunnel and there is a light and I will get there. In the meantime I really enjoy my work and my family. I see people worse off than me, so I can put it in perspective," McCartney said.