Mick Fleetwood likens himself to Donald Trump: 'I have lost track of the number of times I have gone bankrupt'

The Fleetwood Mac co-founder said he 'carried on like nothing had happened'

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Mick Fleetwood said he has ‘lost count’ of how many times he has been made bankrupt.

The Fleetwood Mac co-founder first went bankrupt in 1984, but said he can’t remember how many times he has been declared bankrupt since.

The drummer told The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine: “I'm like Donald Trump. I think he's been bankrupt about seven times.

“You pay off what debts you can. You do what you are told by your accountant. I really didn't have much to do with it. I carried on like nothing had happened.”

He said that has been blessed with “cartloads of money” in his time and recalled going to Ghana wearing a huge rolex watch when he first went bankrupt in 1984.

“If you are going to be without money, you may as well be in Africa where nobody has any money. I got there, got blind drunk, I had this big old Rolex on and it was a childish thing but I thought this represents all the excess and I’m done with it. I got a beer bottle and smashed it,” he recalls in his new book Play On: Now, Then And Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood, who did not write any of the band’s songs and made the least money, added: “The past is a huge chunk of my life. I get [told] all the time, 'You don't have to be doing what you're doing'.

“Proportionately if you went down the pecking order of the band, I'd be last on the list, [but] people ask, 'Would you fancy putting another 20 million in your bank?' And you go, 'Oh yes, that's pretty good.”