Sir Paul McCartney has had to cancel his tour of Japan after he contracted a virus. He is still scheduled to perform a concert in Seoul, South Korea, on 28 May followed by 19 performances in the United States. A message on his website said that doctors have ordered him to have a “complete rest” and that he “hates to let people down”. The announcement means he will not play the remaining two gigs of his “Out There Japan Tour 2014”. He was due to appear at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, which is where the Beatles performed during their first Japan tour in 1966.
Sir Paul on his website said: “Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I’m so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I’d be feeling better today. I’m so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.”