10/06/2014 07:11 BST | Updated 10/06/2014 07:59 BST

Paul McCartney Postpones US Tour On Doctors' Advice (VIDEO)

Paul McCartney has announced that he’s postponing his June concert dates, as doctors have decided he needs more rest.

The 71-year-old rocker was recently taken ill in Japan, leading to the postponement of all his Asia gigs, and he has now released a statement confirming that he is still not ready to take to the stage.

Paul McCartney performing in April

"I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again,” reads the statement posted on his website. “I’m feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon.”

All concerts scheduled to take place between the 14 and 26 June have been revised and Paul will now perform them in October 2014.

According to the new schedule he will resume the ‘Out There’ tour with the 5 July gig in Albany, New York.

Macca spent a number of days in hospital in Tokyo last month, where it is believed he was suffering from a viral infection.

During his time in the Japanese hospital, Paul praised his supportive fans - many of whom camped outside the hospital - stating: “Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I’m so very touched.”

See the full details of the new tour plans on Sir Paul’s official website.

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