Paul McCartney Expected to Make Complete Recovery Following Health Scare

By Annie Reuter

Paul McCartney was hospitalized in Japan this week after the cancellation of his Asian tour. A statement from McCartney’s MPL Communications today (May 23) further explained the former Beatle’s current health battle.

“Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo,” read the statement acquired by “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.”

Related: Paul McCartney Hospitalized After Canceling Tour: Report

McCartney issued a statement earlier this week detailing his disappointment in having to cancel his tour.

“I was really looking forward to playing in Tokyo again after we had such an amazing time here in November,” McCartney had said in a statement. “So to cancel this show as well as the National Stadium shows is hugely disappointing for me as well. I’d like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding.”

McCartney had been scheduled to play in Japan and South Korea through the end of the month. Afterward, he’s booked for a U.S. tour starting June 14 in Lubbock, Texas. There is currently no word on if those shows will go on as planned.

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