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23/05/2014 12:11 BST | Updated 23/05/2014 12:59 BST

Paul McCartney Hospitalised: Star ‘Extremely Moved' By Fans' Support

Paul McCartney has released a statement following his hospitalisation in Japan, thanking fans for their support.

The former Beatles musician was hospitalised with a virus, which also meant cancelling a number of concerts in Japan and South Korea.

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Sir Paul McCartney

A statement released on behalf of Paul 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,” it continues. “Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."

A statement on Paul’s website earlier this week explained that he was being forced to cancel the concerts “on doctors’ orders”.

“Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I’m so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight,” it read. “I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today.

“I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.”

Paul is due to play 19 concerts in the US beginning with a gig in Texas on 14 June. At present, those concerts are still due to go ahead as planned.

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