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Paul McCartney postpones U.S. tour dates: 'I'm sorry'

June 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM ET

Paul McCartney soon will "Get Back" to where he once belonged — touring with his band — but for now he's postponing several shows for a few months on his planned U.S. tour in the wake of a recent illness.

"I'm sorry but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," the 71-year-old musician said in a statement posted on his website Monday. "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."

The "Out There" tour is now set to resume July 5 in Albany, New York; several June shows have been rescheduled for October, with tickets for the original dates honored on the new dates. 

McCartney was stricken with a virus and hospitalized while touring in Japan in May. He had wanted to continue performing, but at his staff's insistence he took the uncharacteristic step of canceling several dates, including what would have been his first-ever show in South Korea. 

Click here to see McCartney's revised tour schedule.

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