Paul McCartney on road to recovery from virus in Japan

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Paul McCartney "received successful treatment" after contracting a virus

He canceled shows in Japan after being hospitalized

Tour scheduled to go to Seoul, then over to America in June

CNN —  

Paul McCartney fans in Japan are going to have to wait a little longer to get “Out There.”

The former Beatle is on the road to recovery after falling ill during his “Out There” tour in Asia, where he was forced to postpone shows in Japan.

“Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo,” according to a statement posted Thursday on his official website. “He’ll make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest.”

The former Beatle, currently on his “Out There” tour in Asia, was forced to postpone two shows at the Tokyo National Stadium due to an undisclosed illness. The cancellations are a rare occurrence for the McCartney, who has proven an iron man while maintaining a global tour schedule over the past several years. He’ll turn 72 in June.

McCartney plans to reschedule the shows, which were originally planned for May 18-19. Shows scheduled for May 21, at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, and May 24, at Osaka’s Yanmar Stadium Nagai, have also been postponed.

The musician was disappointed, according to his site.

“Thank you so much for your kind messages of support,” McCartney wrote. “I’m so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I’d be feeling better today. I’m so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.”

McCartney is currently performing in support of his album “New,” which was released in October. His tour is scheduled to continue in Seoul, South Korea, on May 28, before coming to the United States on June 14.

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