Published May 22, 2014Paul McCartney recently announced that the upcoming Asian leg of his world tour was cancelled due to illness. Unfortunately, things don't seem to be getting better for the Beatles legend just yet, since he's apparently been hospitalized.
According to a report from Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports [via Innolife/USA Today], Macca is being treated at a hospital in Tokyo. He was apparently admitted on Tuesday (May 20).
The 71-year-old star cancelled his tour after falling ill with a virus. The exact diagnosis still hasn't been announced, nor is it clear when he will be released from hospital. It's apparently possible that he will need surgery.
"I was really looking forward to visiting and playing in South Korea for the first time and I'm sorry to be letting fans down," McCartney said in a prior statement about his illness. "I'm very disappointed by this and hope to be able to visit soon."
For now, his U.S. summer tour is still slated to go ahead as planned. See the schedule below, and a video form Reuters about the hospitalization below that.
UPDATE: Via TMZ, McCartney's rep 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."
05/28 Seoul, South Korea - Jasmil Sports Complex
06/16 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
06/19 New Orleans, LA - The Smoothie King Center
06/21 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
06/22 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
06/25 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
06/26 Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
07/05 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
07/07 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
07/09 Chicago, IL - United Center
07/12 Fargo, ND - Fargodome
07/14 Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
07/16 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
08/02 Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
08/05 Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
08/07 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
08/10 Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
08/12 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
08/14 San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park