As has been widely reported, Paul McCartney was hospitalised in Japan recently, leading to the postponement of several tour dates.
Representatives for McCartney have now released an official statement saying that the musician was indeed admitted to hospital in Tokyo, and has now received “successful medical treatment.” The statement read: “Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. 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.”
McCartney postponed two dates in Tokyo last weekend, explaining that he had come down with a virus and was told by doctors not to perform. A message on his website confirmed the cancelled dates with doctors ordering him to have a “complete rest” and that he “hates to let people down”. Later this week, all his Japanese tour dates were cancelled, to be re-scheduled at a later date.
McCartney’s next confirmed live dates are a 19-stop US tour beginning in June.