|Paul McCartney was supposedly taken to hospital on May 20th. This photo started to circulate on Facebook and other social media, but has now been deemed as a "fake" by McCartney's representatives.|
Paul McCartney, who cancelled his upcoming concert in Korea because of health issue, is hospitalized in a hospital in Tokyo.
Japan’s Sankei Sports reported on May 22, “Paul McCartney is hospitalized in a hospital in Tokyo. According to his spokesman, Paul McCartney had diarrhea and vomiting since the day after he arrived Japan, which was May 16, and he was hospitalized on May 20 in case he has further problems.
The exact diagnosis result and when he will be able to leave the hospital is uncertain, but his spokesman said that he might need a surgery if it gets severer.”
Meanwhile, Japanese fans worried about the news gathered around McCartney's hotel in Tokyo to pray for his recovery. Paul McCartney cancelled 4 concerts at Tokyo National Stadium, Budokan, Osaka Nagai Stadium because of a viral inflammation. He also officially announced the cancellation of his first concert in South Korea, which was planned to be held at Seoul Jamsil Stadium on May 28.
Unconfirmed rumours say that Paul's daughters Stella and Mary have arrived in Tokyo and are with their father.
Beatlefan correspondent Gen Onoshima reports from Japan:
Sankei Sport paper in Japan (dated May 22) reported that Macca went into the hospital on May 21. Even after he became ill, some doctors visited his hotel room and treated him, but the recovery was unsatisfactory and the doctors admitted him to the hospital against his wishes. Macca himself has hoped to stay at the hotel and rest. His wife Nancy, who hastened to visit Japan said "Paul was doing OK and just needed to rest and recover."
|from Twitter, May 19th|