Paul McCartney cancels rest of Japanese tour after contracting virus

Tokyo dates are affected by singer's illness

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Paul McCartney has cancelled the rest of his Japanese tour due to illness.

BBC News reports that all of McCartney's scheduled dates in Japan have now been cancelled after the former Beatles singer contracted a virus.

McCartney postponed two dates in Tokyo over the weekend, explaining that he had come down with a virus and was told by doctors not to perform on the evening of May 17. A message on his website confirms the cancelled tour with doctors ordering him to have a "complete rest" and that he "hates to let people down".

A quote from the singer on his website said: "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support."

The announcement affects McCartney's Out There dates at Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, which is where the Beatles performed during their first Japanese tour in 1966. Organiser Kyodo Tokyo said in a statement that Sir Paul "will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable".

McCartney's next gig will take place in Seoul, South Korea, on May 28, with a 19-date US tour to follow in the summer.

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