TOKYO: Japanese fans of Paul McCartney were jubilant when they came to know that the Beatles' star will be making a full recovery of a chest infection.
The 71 year old McCartney had cancelled his Japan tour this week much to the disappointment of fans. Several of them had paid $100,000 to attend the shows. His South Korea tour, set for next week, has been called off as well.
"The shock was huge when I heard the two concerts which I had bought tickets for were both cancelled," said Shinichi Noguchi, 40, who had come to the Tokyo hotel where McCartney was believed to be staying.
"It's good to hear he's recovering and I'll be happy if he can come to Japan again in the near future."
Perri Cohen, spokeswoman for Paul MaCartney, in a statement said that McCartney was successfully treated for the viral infection at a hospital in Tokyo which he suffered after arriving in the country last week.
"He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world," she added.
Paul McCartney, in a statement, said that he hates to cancel tours. The Beatles’ member is known for rarely cancelling his shows.
The news of McCartney’s condition sparked concern among fans around the world.
McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the two surviving members of the super-successful Beatles, which broke up in 1970.