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Paul McCartney cancels more shows

(Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney has canceled a run of five concerts in Japan and South Korea due to a viral infection, with doctors ordering him to rest, a spokesman for the British musician said on Thursday.

The U.S. leg of his "Out There" tour was expected to go ahead as scheduled starting in Lubbock, Texas, on June 14.

McCartney, 71, postponed two shows in Tokyo earlier this week due to illness and on Thursday canceled more concerts due to take place in Japan this week and South Korea next week.

"It has been confirmed that Paul will no longer play Seoul on Wednesday 28th which would have been his first-ever concert in South Korea," a statement from his publicist said.

His publicist declined to give any further details on his illness and his manager could not be immediately reached for comment.

McCartney rarely cancels concerts and said in a statement this week that he hated to disappoint his fans. He came to Japan after a South American tour.

McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the two surviving members of the Beatles, which broke up in 1970.

A native of Liverpool who largely taught himself how to play, McCartney has been known for a long and versatile musical life that included a stint with the band "Wings" after the Beatles, followed by a flourishing solo career.

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Chickiepoo May 22 2014 at 10:23 AM

Wishing you a speedy recovery Sir Paul !!

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iggles7561 Chickiepoo May 22 2014 at 8:30 PM

Getting better all the time

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GREGORY iggles7561 May 22 2014 at 9:27 PM

Golden Slumbers, Here, There and Everywhere, Yesterday, I've Just Seen A Face, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Get Back.....oh gosh ---Back In The USSR, Blackbird, Band on the Run, Maybe I'M Amazed, Jet, Live and Let Die, Long and Winding Road, Too Many People, Back Seat of My Car, Fixing a Hole, Sgt. P's, For No One, Eleanor Rigby - all before he was 26-27...many b/f he was 23 -24 ......Abbey Road - he was 23!!!! (and @ 200 more songs..yes 200 !!! - all sung solely by Paul...) Google songs sung by Paul McCartney .. only the greatest combo - songwriter, musician, lyricist, vocalist in history of music.....who did/does this better than Paul??....just curious. Elton ? Great but No. Bruce Awesome, but No. Clapton, superb but No. Paul - the reliable and steadfast brilliance. Some Nimrod below compared Paul to Neil Sedaka, & Neil Diamond?? The best songs they ever did were covers of Lennon/McCartney songs. Even the genius of Hendrix covered Sgt Peppers. (it's on youtube - check it out).

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GREGORY iggles7561 May 22 2014 at 9:29 PM

My Love does it good.

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krthms May 22 2014 at 11:04 AM

Chicken Soup ... believe it or not it works. Rest and plenty of chicken soup. Don't watch the news either ... it's too upsetting. Just read and rest!

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sindfetish krthms May 22 2014 at 12:38 PM

But he is a strict vegan right?

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Joe krthms May 22 2014 at 1:13 PM

He's a vegetarian. No chicken soup.

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schlauger1 Joe May 22 2014 at 9:35 PM

T: The problem with a strict vegan diet is that you have to combine lesser proteins to get the ideal mix for your food to be a complete protein. Otherwise, you could be looking at depletion of your immune system, strength and overall health.

Of course, Mr. McCartney has the ways and means to have a chef well versed in vegan requirements to meet these standards. Us poorer types, it's a tough one to adhere to money and time wise, so it often leads to various deficiencies.

Vegetarianism is much easier, largely thanks to dairy products and the combo of beans and wheat. Whey is a complete protein, as are eggs. Selective fish now and then isn't a huge sin.

In my sixth decade, after being a fairly religious consumer of meat I've gotten to be averse to the smell of cooked animals, fried, broiled, or seared, including fish. I've pretty much gone vegetarian.

Weird: Are my olfactory senses and taste buds telling me something? Animal rev My farmer family bred hard core meat devouring eaters

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upa4 May 22 2014 at 10:41 AM

rest comeback strong. i dont know how you have done it for so long. you are amazing.

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roseyoungstewart upa4 May 22 2014 at 7:22 PM

look at tony bennet, neil diamond, neil sedaka, frank sinatra, aretha franlin, mick jagger, Kitty Wells,luciano pavarotti, Jo Stafford, Andy williams dead now but sang more than 40 yrs in his career... Stevie Wonder. hey lots of those old time singers still humming a tune. Paul McCartney may have knowingly hurt himself when he began using LSD among other things lifetime pot smoker, lifetime alcohol drinker and still at it. bad heart. you play, you pay. its true

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ambonding May 22 2014 at 10:58 AM

Love you Paul! Prayers for a speedy recovery . Saw him 4 times and the man is AWESOME!

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ciara220 May 22 2014 at 10:31 AM

Hope you have a speedy recovery Sir Paul!

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sutherlandmum May 22 2014 at 12:43 PM

why do some people put paul down,because,you think he dosent look good,waite till your each his age,and see how you look and feel,it might be a diffrent story then,also he is still a great singer,and he dosent nead the money,he still sing,s because he love,s to,just like the grate rolling stone,s who i also love,it is what they do and love,so dont put them down,if you dont like them,dont listern,your choise,good luck to both sir,s they decerve it.listern to your beloved music.

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linda sutherlandmum May 23 2014 at 5:22 AM

but he can't sing anymore!!!! he sounds so bad I have to turn him off

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DEE DEE May 22 2014 at 1:08 PM

Hurry up and get well, Sir Paul. Love you

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mrsgfandregina May 22 2014 at 1:57 PM

Get well, be well, I love your music

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romag46 May 22 2014 at 10:29 AM

He hasn't looked very healthy for years, not much voice left either.. Hope he gets well and takes care of himself.

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gerbersmail May 22 2014 at 5:57 PM

As much as he travels I am surprised he doesn't get sick more often. When does this guy stay home and relax? McCartney: The most prolific song writer of our lifetime and perhaps of all time. It just doesn't get any better. Get well soon Paul.

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