Paul McCartney Hospitalized In Japan And Cancels Dates

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Paul McCartney is convalescing after seeking treatment for a virus he contracted in Japan. A spokesperson for the rock legend confirmed in a statement to Billboard that he was hospitalized in Tokyo due to an illness that led to the postponement of several concert dates. His treatment has been described as “successful,” but no other specifics of his ailment were given. “He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest,” his rep said. “Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world.” Earlier Thursday, an article posted by the website of the Japan-based newspaper Sankei Sports” reported that the 71-year-old McCartney was admitted to a hospital sometime this week. The translation of the article cited diarrhea and vomiting among his ailments and noted that the icon was admitted to be “on the safe side.” As a result, McCartney announced that he was calling off two concerts in Japan, as well as a May 28 show in Seoul, due to health problems. It would have been his first concert in the South Korean capital. McCartney apologized to his fans; “I’m sorry to be letting fans down. I’m very disappointed by this and hope to be able to visit soon.”

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