Paul McCartney Reportedly Hospitalized in Tokyo

Paul McCartney Reportedly Hospitalized in Tokyo
Paul 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."

Tour dates:

05/24 Osaka, Japan - Yanmar Stadium

05/28 Seoul, South Korea - Jasmil Sports Complex

06/14 Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena

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