Paul McCartney has reportedly been hopitalized in Japan after coming down with a virus that caused him to cancel a series of Japanese concert dates and another gig in South Korea.
A rep for the former Beatle said the treatment he received at a Tokyo hospital was successful. "He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest," the statement said, according to the Daily News. "Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."
Reports of McCartney's hospitalization started circulating online Thursday morning, Rolling Stone noted. According to USA Today (via Japan's Sankei Sports newspaper), McCartney had been admitted after an infection worsened.
In a statement to fans on his official website, McCartney thanked them for their kind well wishes. “I’d like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding,” McCartney said. “I hope to see you all again soon. Love, Paul.”
Due to his illness, the former Beatles and Wings legend, 71, canceled his Japan tour earlier this week. McCartney had been advised to cancel the concerts and his doctors ordered him to get “complete rest,” according to his website.
While the May 28 South Korean show has since been postponed, McCartney's United States gigs, which are scheduled to start on June 14 in Lubbock, Texas, remain scheduled.