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Down with a virus, Paul McCartney cancels Tokyo concert at last minute, but adds makeup show

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, Paul McCartney waves upon arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. McCartney canceled his show in Tokyo Saturday, May 17, 2014 after he came down with a virus, but will make up for the lost performance Monday. The former Beatle said he plans to be well enough for Sunday�s concert, although Saturday�s �Out There Japan Tour 2014� appearance at Tokyo's National Stadium was called off. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, Paul McCartney waves upon arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. McCartney canceled his show in Tokyo Saturday, May 17, 2014 after he came down with a virus, but will make up for the lost performance Monday. The former Beatle said he plans to be well enough for Sunday�s concert, although Saturday�s �Out There Japan Tour 2014� appearance at Tokyo's National Stadium was called off. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

TOKYO - Paul McCartney came down with a virus and cancelled his Tokyo concert Saturday, but he added a performance to make up for the lost show.

"I am very sorry to all my fans as I was greatly looking forward to the concert, but the situation is out of my hands," the former Beatle said on the official Facebook site for his "Out There Japan Tour 2014."

He said he felt sick Friday, and that doctors told him Saturday to cancel his appearance that night at the National Stadium in Tokyo.

But McCartney said he should be well enough for Sunday's scheduled concert and Monday's makeup.

Organizers said tickets for Saturday's show are valid for Monday, but a refund will also be offered. Ticket prices range from 13,500 yen ($130) to 17,500 yen ($170), and an extra 67,000 yen ($650) payment allows entry into the sound-check.

McCartney is also scheduled to perform at Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo on Wednesday, and at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka next Saturday. He then plays in Seoul, before hitting several U.S. venues, including Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Some disappointed Japanese fans grumbled on social networking sites that they had travelled for hours from out of town, while others expressed hopes McCartney would get better soon. The online sites periodically went down Saturday from excessive clicks.

"We are planning to replay this show on Monday. I really hope you can make it. Love, Paul," McCartney said.

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