Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney has been forced to postpone the first seven shows of his upcoming US tour. Last month Macca had to postpone dates in Asia when he fell ill with a virus and was hospitalized.

"I'm sorry, but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," said McCartney in a statement. "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 former Beatle's US tour will now start on July 5 in Albany, NY. The tour was initially scheduled to culminate with a performance at Candlestick Park, which will mark the final music performance at the venue before it is torn down. After the San Francisco show McCartney will take a break for a month and a half before playing the postponed dates, starting in Lubbock, TX, on October 2.