Former Beatles member Paul McCartney has canceled the remainder of his Japan tour. The artist contracted a virus after arriving in Japan and was in poor health, prompting him to call off the first two days of his tour scheduled in Tokyo at the last minute. His shows scheduled in Tokyo over the weekend as well as the makeup concert for the one he initially canceled the latter one in Osaka were all called off as well.
McCartney issued a statement on his website apologizing to the fans. He even informed fans that he would exert his best effort so the other scheduled concerts would push through. However, his organizers have now informed the public that the star would not be able to continue the remainder of his tour because his health has not improved. In a statement posted on the website of his Out There Japan Tour, it says that the 71-year old McCartney has been ordered to take a “complete rest” by his team of doctors. A lot of his fans were extremely disappointed. Some even travelled from far away provinces to be in Tokyo and the major cities were the concert was supposed to be held. 52-year old Yohei Hashimoto expressed sadness over the turn of events saying, “Well, what can I do about it? I would rather wish for Paul McCartney to get better sooner come back to Japan again.”
McCartney still has a concert scheduled in Seoul, South Korea and 19 performances slated in the United States. However, it still remains unclear whether the artist will be well already to continue with those scheduled shows as his representatives declined to issue a statement regarding his illness. Fans who bought tickets to his concerts can all start refunding theirs on Thursday. McCartney expressed gratefulness for his fans’ support and understanding. “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,” said the star’s website.
[via The Hamilton Spectator]