Paul McCartney Cancels Tour Due To Virus

(Gibson) Paul McCartney has been forced to cancel the remainder of his Japanese tour due to illness. As reported by BBC News, the former Beatles is believed to have contracted a virus. The veteran rocker's website indicates doctors have ordered "complete rest."

The announcement includes cancellation of a show at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, where The Beatles famously performed during their first Japanese tour in 1966.

McCartney is still scheduled to perform a concert in Seoul, South Korea, on May 28, as well as 19 performances in the U.S. "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support," reads a message on his website. "I'm so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down." McCartney also thanked his Japanese fans for "such a beautiful and warm welcome to your country." more on this story

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