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(USA TODAY) -- Paul McCartney has been hospitalized.

A virus infection forced the former Beatle to cancel his Japan tour and South Korea concerts. Currently, McCartney, 71, is in a hospital in Tokyo. The Sankei Sports newspaper said McCartney was admitted to this hospital when the infection worsened, although there's no confirmation.

McCartney was scheduled to perform at a Seoul stadium on May 28. It would have been his first concert in South Korea. His illness caused him to miss his four scheduled concerts in Japan, including two in Tokyo this past weekend.

McCartney is scheduled next month to take his act to the U.S., where he'll hit several venues over two months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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