McCartney recovering after virus halts tour

McCartney recovering after virus halts tour
This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Paul McCartney performing during the first U.S. concert of his "Out There" tour, in Orlando, Fla.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney has been treated for a virus that led him to cancel his tour in Japan.

Publicist Perri Cohen said in a statement Thursday that McCartney received treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. Cohen adds that McCartney is expected to make a complete recovery and will be taking time to rest.

McCartney cancelled his entire "Out There Japan Tour 2014" this week because of the illness.

The statement also says the 71-year-old "has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."

The former Beatle will play a handful of shows in the United States starting June 14 in Lubbock, Texas.