Sir Paul McCartney to resume US tour in July

Sir Paul McCartney who has postponed US dates on his world tour as he continues to recuperate from a virus. Credit: PA Wire/Yui Mok

Sir Paul McCartney will resume his tour, postponed due to ill health, in July in the United States, his spokesman has confirmed to ITV News.

The spokesman said the 71-year old - who turns 72 next week - was "fine" and "the tour resumes in July."

The former Beatle was taken ill in Tokyo where he spent almost a week in hospital and was forced to cancel his Japan leg of the tour along with a show in South Korea.

He was due to start his US tour in Lubbock Texas on June 14 but said in a statement that on doctors advice he was resting a little longer.