Sir Paul McCartney is being treated in a Tokyo hospital for a viral infection, it was confirmed on Thursday.
A spokesman for the former Beatle said that he received treatment in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Sir Paul, 71, 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.
A statement released on behalf of Sir Paul said: "Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo.
"He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days’ rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the