Paul McCartney has revealed his bitter divorce from Heather Mills took him to a “dark place,” reports.

The former Beatles singer — whose divorce from Heather was finalized last year — has described the pain he suffered during the split. The 66-year-old musician gave an honest account of the separation, saying: “I’ve been through a dark place.”

McCartney — who has been dating U.S. heiress Nancy Shevell, 49, since November 2007 — explained his latest album Electronic Arguments, recorded as part of duo The Fireman, was heavily influenced by his failed marriage.

He said: “Love and light is mentioned a lot on the album. Parts of it are dark and edgy.

“It could be because I’ve been through a dark place. I am a man who needs love. Every man needs love, guys like romance. I do, anyway.”