Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Sir Paul McCartney has put off his two shows in Japan over the weekend due to a viral illness, but has expressed gratitude for his fans’ support.
On Saturday, the Beatles legend was supposed to play at the Tokyo National Stadium, but has suddenly cancelled due to his health condition. “I came down with a virus on Friday and following a visit from doctors, I’ve been told not to perform tonight,” he wrote on his official website.
He continued, “I am very sorry to all my fans…Along with the doctors, I’m doing all I can to ensure I will be better for tomorrow night’s show and the rest of my time in Japan. We are planning to replay this show on Monday. I really hope you can make it.”
The next day, however, McCartney posted on his website that he had to postpone his Sunday show and the rescheduled one on Monday. His team explained that the 71-year-old singer was ordered by doctors to get “complete rest,” and that he was “doing all he can to get better.”
McCartney, who rarely reschedules his shows, has written a note to his fans saying, “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.”
He is also said to have instructed his team to look at rescheduling options.