Paul McCartney leaves hospital

Sir Paul McCartney has been released from hospital.

The 71-year-old musician was discharged by doctors last night (26.05.14) after spending almost a week recovering from a mystery virus at St Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

The Beatles legend, who was forced to cancel the Asian leg of his 'Out There!' world tour, was excited about being reunited with his family as he boarded a private jet heading back home.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Paul has really been through the mill. He was desperately sad he had to cancel those shows but he was really poorly. But he is on the mend which is great news.''

Paul's wife Nancy Shevell, 53, was by his bedside throughout the six days he spent in hospital.

The 'Hey Jude' singer is disappointed about having to cancel five concerts in Japan and South Korea since he hates letting his fans down.

Paul wrote in a statement on his website last week: ''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 US leg of Paul's tour will go ahead as planned on June 14.


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Miguel DeLeon

Well, I suppose this is the first sick day Sir Paul has taken in his whole career. 55 years onstage/in showbiz, and he finally gets a little sick. Not a bad track record.

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