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Paul McCartney (L) signs his autograph upon his arrival at the Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 15, 2014.  TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA—AFP/Getty Images

Paul McCartney Postpones U.S. Tour on Doctor's Orders

Jun 10, 2014

Paul McCartney has postponed an upcoming concert tour in the U.S., on the advice of his doctors, in order to recuperate from a mysterious virus the singer contracted in May while on tour in Asia.

The 71-year-old rock legend pushed back the opening date of his "Out There" tour from June 14 to July 5.

"I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," McCartney said in a statement on Monday. "I’m feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days."

The former Beatle was briefly hospitalized with an undisclosed viral infection while on tour in Japan last month, prompting a rare postponement of several tour dates.

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