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Statement Released Regarding McCartney's Health


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
UPDATE: 05/22/2014 4:49 PM - A statement regarding McCartney's health has been posted to his official website.  It states:  

"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. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."

UPDATE: 05/22/2014 2:38 PM - According to USA Today, they reached out to McCartney spokeswoman Perri Cohen for comment, but Cohen would not give a statement nor confirm whether McCartney is currently hospitilized.  

A number of reports have surfaced that Paul McCartney is currently in a Toyko hospital due to a viral infection, however, no confirmation has been made.

This news was first reported by the Sankei Sports newspaper and was picked up by USA Today

McCartney was reportedly admitted due to a viral infection that he has been fighting for about a week.

Sir Paul had to cancel his entire Japan/South Korea leg of his “Out There” tour due to this illness.  So far, there has been no word yet as to when those dates will be rescheduled.

McCartney’s Japan/South Korea tour dates were set to conclude a couple of weeks before his summer U.S. tour, which as of now, is still on to begin June 14th in Lubbock, Texas. 

More on this story as it develops…