That must be one nasty virus!
Paul McCartney was forced to cancel his entire Japanese tour today due to illness, apologizing to fans for any disappointment and inconvenience.
Originally, the former Beatle postponed only a few dates on his "Out There Japan Tour 2014," after contracting a virus last week, but as of Tuesday, doctors put the singer on complete bed rest.
Tickets are being refunded for the cancelled concerts, with seats costing up to $1,000 each. Many of the rock legend's fans are said to have traveled from out of town for the performances.
In a statement, Paul expressed, "I was really looking forward to playing in Tokyo again after we had such an amazing time here in November. So to cancel this show as well as the National Stadium shows is hugely disappointing for me as well."
He continued, "I'd like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding. I hope to see you all again soon. Love, Paul."
One of the shows being scratched was scheduled to take place Wednesday at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, where the Beatles played during their first tour of Japan in 1966.
Though a concert is still scheduled in Seoul for May 28, it is possible the 71-year-old will be forced to cancel this South Korean date as well. Paul is due to bring his tour to the States on June 14 with a show in Lubbock, TX, followed by 18 additional U.S. performances.
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