Paul McCartney is on the mend, his spokeswoman says.
A virus infection forced the former Beatle to cancel his Japan tour and South Korea concert. TheSankei Sports newspaper reports that McCartney, 71, was admitted to a hospital when the infection worsened.
“Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo,” McCartney spokeswoman Perri Cohen told USA TODAY in a statement. “He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world.” She declined to say whether he remained hospitalized.
McCartney’s Out There tour is scheduled to resume June 14 in Lubbock, Texas, with stops in Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville, and wrap up Aug. 14 atCandlestick Park in San Francisco, the site of The Beatles’ last official concert in 1966.
PAUL McCARTNEY: Reports Say He’s Hospitalized in Japan
Unconfirmed reports from Japan say that Paul McCartney has been hospitalized.
Citing the newspaper Sankei Sports, Reuters says that the rock legend, who’ll turn 72 in less than a month, was admitted after his viral infection worsened. The medical issue caused Sir Paul to cancel shows in Japan and a May 28th date that would have been his first ever in South Korea.
For now, there’s no official confirmation that McCartney is a patient or where he’s being treated.
His next North American show is scheduled for June 14th in Lubbock, Texas.