"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we
get rocking in America again. I'm feeling great but taking my
docs' advice to take it easy for a few more days," McCartney
said in a statement released on Monday.
He is expected to make a complete recovery.
The 71-year-old Grammy-winning musician canceled his sold-out
"Out There" tour dates in Japan and a concert in South Korea
after being hospitalized for the illness.
The tour will resume in Albany, N.Y., on July 5. Concerts are
scheduled from June 14-26 in Lubbock, Texas; Dallas; New
Orleans; Atlanta; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee;
and Louisville, Kentucky, have been rescheduled in October.
All tickets for the original shows will be honored for the new
dates, according to the statement.
McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the only surviving members
of the Liverpool band that shot to international prominence and
made their U.S. television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50
years ago. The group's last public appearance together was in
After the group split up, McCartney formed the band "Wings" and
has also had a long and successful solo career.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Dan
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