Sir Paul McCartney said he was "extremely moved" by the messages of support he has received after he was struck down by an illness that forced him to cancel a string of gigs.
The 71-year-old former Beatle pulled out of tour dates in Japan and South Korea after contracting a virus.
He has been treated for the illness at a Tokyo hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Sir Paul Mccartney has been presented with France's highest public award. The former Beatle was given the Legion of Honour by President Francois Hollande at a private ceremony in Paris. It's usually given to French nationals.