Sir Paul McCartney had fallen ill with a viral infection during his Japan tour in May, having to cancel consecutive show dates in the cities of Osaka and Seoul as well as his Korea dates. The 71 year old ex-Beatle complained of symptoms before the Japanese leg of his world tour. On the 22nd of May McCartney’s spokesman stated that Sir Paul had been taken into hospital but would make a full recovery, but is in need of rest and restoration before continuing with his tour.
It was stated that all of Paul McCartney’s Asian tour dates would be postponed until he had fully recovered but today it has been announced that he will also been postponing his American tour, starting in Albany, New York on the 5th of July rather than 14th of June in Lubbock, Texas.
In a statement McCartney said “I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more days before we get rocking again”, “I’m feeling great, but taking my doc’s advice to take it easy”.
If the ex-Beatle and musical superstar will show signs of a full recovery by the 14th of August, then a historic gig will be held at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park commemorating almost 50 years since The Beatles last ever full concert, after which the venue will be demolished.