Paul McCartney leaves Japan after illness, cancels Asian tour

Paul McCartney leaves Japan after illness, cancels Asian tour

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:15 pm

Tokyo – Former Beatle, Paul McCartney, who cancelled his Asian concert tour and was treated at a Japanese hospital after falling ill in Tokyo, has recovered and left Japan, concert organisers said on Tuesday.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

McCartney, 71, left on a chartered flight on Monday, they added. No destination was given, but Japanese media said he had headed for London.

“Paul McCartney himself hopes to return to Japan for more concerts as soon as possible,” the organisers said in a statement, adding that this would be negotiated.

McCartney called off his sold-out Japan tour last week after falling ill with a viral infection, much to the disappointment of fans – some of whom had paid 100,000 yen ($980) to see him.

He later cancelled a concert set for South Korea.

McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the two surviving members of the Beatles, which Guinness has ranked as the world’s biggest-selling musical group, which broke up in 1970.

A native of Liverpool who largely taught himself how to play, McCartney has been known for a long and versatile musical life that included a stint with the band “Wings” after the Beatles.

It was after the stint with the “Wings” that he commenced a flourishing solo career.

– Reuters/NAN

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