McCartney out of hospital, next scheduled concert in Lubbock

Reported by: James Eppler
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Updated: 5/28/2014 10:50 am

Paul McCartney fans in Lubbock can rest easy for now. He has reportedly been released from a hospital in Tokyo after battling a virus.

Fans in Lubbock were understandably nervous when it was reported last week that the former Beatle had taken ill and canceled three of his scheduled concerts - clearing his docket for the rest of the month. Many thousands of fans in Japan and South Korea were disappointed.

The next performance on McCartney's schedule is the sold out concert in Lubbock set for June 14 at the United Supermarkets Arena. 

The Daily Mail and other media outlets are reporting McCartney left Japan Monday to fly to London to continue his recovery. The 71-year-old was hit with the mystery illness on May 16.

A statement on McCartney's web site reads: "Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest."

McCartney's U.S. tour begins in Lubbock and is followed by 17 more concerts. The Lubbock show sold out in 30 minutes when tickets went on sale April 25. Those who weren't fortunate enough to get seats are left to scour re-sale websites.

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