Paul McCartney has now cancelled his second Asian tour performance due to take place in South Korea this week.
The Inquisitr reported on Monday about McCartney’s previous cancellation of his shows in Japan:
“Paul McCartney’s Japanese fans were disappointed more than once this weekend. The rock legend was set to kick off his Japan tour May 17, but he was forced to cancel due to a virus.”
As part of his world tour, the former Beatle, who is almost 72, was due to perform in Japan and South Korea, but illness stopped him from doing so. Representatives of the star were a little shady about the exact nature of the “virus” that Paul McCartney had and were not prepared to divulge any specific details about his condition.
They did release a statement which said: “Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable.” While fans in South Korea will be offered a full refund for their tickets, which range from $55-$290, they will certainly be disappointed that they won’t get to see Paul McCartney perform.
Seoul-based Hyundai Card Co. Ltd., the organizers of the event, released a statement from McCartney in which he apologized to fans:
“I was really looking forward to visiting and playing in South Korea for the first time and I’m sorry to be letting fans down. I’m very disappointed by this and hope to be able to visit soon.”
Paul McCartney was supposed to perform at a stadium in Seoul on May 28, which would have marked his first concert in the country. He missed four scheduled performances in Japan due to the undisclosed illness, which sparked rumors that the “virus” may be something more serious.
It remains to be seen whether or not Paul McCartney will perform in the U.S., where he is due to appear at a number of venues over a two month period.