Yoko Ono is grateful to Paul McCartney for his recent comments that she did not break up the Beatles. After McCartney told David Frost last month that Ono "certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up," John Lennon's widow told The Guardian in the U.K. that McCartney was "very brave" for saying that, noting, "I thought people knew I was not responsible -- but surprisingly, many people still felt that. (McCartney) was very brave, so I'd like to say, 'Thank you, Paul. I love you. We love you.' " Ironically McCartney and Ono have both contributed songs to the upcoming soundtrack for the Judd Apatow film "This is 40"...In related news it's been revealed that McCartney and his wife were nearly in a helicopter accident in May, when the pilot of an Air Harrods chopper taking them to McCartney's estate in East Sussex, England, became disoriented in the overcast skies and flew within two feet of some nearby trees. The pilot aborted the landing and flew instead to a nearby airport. McCartney and Shevell were "unaware" of the situation. McCartney began a four-show mini-tour on Sunday (November 11) in St. Louis.