At 71 years old, he still rocks out like he did on the “Ed Sullivan Show” back in 1964, but even the mighty Sir Paul McCartney needs a respite from time to time.

The former Beatle has called off all of his upcoming shows in Japan after falling ill with a virus that has rendered him unable to perform.

And Paul had better rest up as he has a gig in Seoul, South Korea on May 28th followed by 19 shows in the USA this summer.

Mr. McCartney released a statement of regret, noting, “I’d like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding. I hope to see you all again soon. Love, Paul.”