Fans of former Beatles Paul McCartney were disappointed when it was announced that his second concert scheduled in Tokyo would be canceled. McCartney was hit with a virus that rendered him ill, forcing him to postpone his gigs. He also had to suspend a makeup performance that was scheduled to replace the one canceled last Saturday.
The 71-year old star was hit with a virus on Friday, a day before his 2-day Tokyo tour was to begin at the National Stadium. While he tried to get well, his health did not improve, prompting organizers and his team to cancel the concert scheduled for Saturday at the last minute. He informed fans that he would be at his best self by Sunday to continue the performance and promised that an additional concert would be prepared for Monday to make up for the one he canceled. The star apologized to his fans, who were excited to see his performance. In a statement issued on the website of his concert tour titled, “Out There Japan Tour 2014,” expressed his eagerness to continue the concert so as not to disappoint fans, close to defying his doctors’ orders. However, his management team would not hear of it and advised him to rest and fully recover. “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,” McCartney said.
The organizers are already looking at rescheduling the concert but no final details have been released yet. Ticket holders were advised to hold on to the tickets and will be informed when it would be scheduled again. His concert scheduled on Wednesday at the Nippon Budokan Hall Tokyo will push through along with the others scheduled in Osaka. He is bound for Seoul, South Korea after Japan and would also be performing in the United States afterwards.
[ via News Sentinel ]