Update 5/22 2 p.m. PT: Paul McCartney's spokesman has issued the following statement,
"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."
Our thoughts are with Paul McCartney, who according to a Japanese news outlet has been
hospitalized in Toyko with a viral infection. Macca recently canceled his Japanese and
Korean dates due to the illness he's battling.
Now that the Asian dates have been cancelled, next up for McCartney is his U.S. Tour. The
two-month tour is scheduled to begin on June 14 in Lubbock, TX. Paul's reps have yet to
issue a statement confirming Sankei Sports newspaper's reports of his hospitalization.
update this post once more information about Paul's condition is revealed.
Tokyo hasn't exactly been kind to Macca over the years as Paul was arrested at Tokyo
International Airport on January 16, 1980 for a carrying marijuana into the country. He
spent nine days in a Japanese jail cell. McCartney has since returned to Japan a number of
times over the years.
[Published on: 5/22/14]