Paul McCartney cancels second Tokyo gig due to illness

Paul McCartney has postponed a second gig in Tokyo.

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Paul McCartney has postponed a second gig in Tokyo.

The former Beatles man pulled his first show due to illness, breaking the news to fans via his Facebook page, explaining that he had come down with a virus and was told by doctors not to perform on the evening of May 17. He added that the show at the city’s National Stadium would be postponed until today (May 19).

Yesterday a further message was posted on Facebook, stating that his planned show for that night was also set to be pulled as he had not recovered and that the May 19 show would also be cancelled as doctors had ordered “complete rest”.

“Paul has only ever had to reschedule a handful of shows in his entire career,” the message reads, “and is so upset about this situation, he hates to let people down. This morning he told his staff he was going to try and perform tonight against doctors orders, but his team, along with the doctors, wouldn’t allow it. He has been very moved by the fan’s reactions and messages of love and support he has received in Japan.”

McCartney’s team are reportedly looking into rescheduling the shows and a message from McCartney himself reads: “Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I’m so very touched. 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. Love, Paul”.


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