Paul McCartney cancels Japanese tour

Sir Paul McCartney has been forced to cancel his Japanese tour due to illness.

The former Beatle is believed to have contracted a virus and has scrapped the two remaining dates on his 'Out There Japan Tour 2014' - a gig at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, where the band first during their first Japan tour in 1966, and a concert at Yanmar Stadium in Osaka.

A message on the 71-year-old star's website states that doctors have ordered him to have a ''complete rest''.

Promoters Kyodo Tokyo said in a statement that Paul ''will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable''.

The star is reportedly ''upset'' about the situation as ''he has only ever had to reschedule a handful of shows in his entire career'' and hates disappointing fans.

A statement from Paul on his website reads: ''Thank you so much for your kind messages of support.

''I'm so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today. I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.''

The singer is still scheduled to perform a concert in Seoul, South Korea, on May 28, followed by 19 performances in America.


Contactmusic

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney

Advertisement

More Sir Paul Mccartney

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge...

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and...

Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig

On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden

Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden...

Advertisement

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Finding Fela Trailer

Fela Kuti was an phenomenally influential Nigerian musician, a pioneer of the Afrobeat musical genre and, to many people, a dangerously rebellious political revolutionary. His...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

Advertisement

Comments

Beverly Luria's picture

Beverly Luria

Paul has given us so much in his life, great music and poetry. We from the 60's have memories all sound tracked with the Beatles music. If he needs to rest and let the nasty virus run it's course God bless him.

3 months 1 week ago
Report
View Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All