Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour

Los Angeles: Musician Paul McCartney apologised to fans for cancelling his concert tour in Japan as doctors ordered him to rest after he contracted a virus.

The 71-year-old has been forced to postpone this three days of Out There Japan Tour after he fell ill, reports

McCartney took to his own website to issue an apology to concert-goers who were expected to attend his show at Tokyo`s National Stadium May 17.

"Thank you for such a beautiful and warm welcome to your country. I`ve unfortunately had to postpone tonight`s show in Tokyo. I came down with a virus on Friday and following a visit from doctors, I`ve been told not to perform tonight," said McCartney.

"I am very sorry to all my fans as I was greatly looking forward to the concert, but the situation is out of my hands. 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," he added.

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