Look, I’m going to say something unpopular, but it has to be said: I think Paul McCartney – and The Beatles in general – are overrated. I get what they did for rock ‘n’ roll, I get how many artists have been influenced by them and all of that, but like… I think it’s time for them to retire. Paul is no spring chicken anymore, and that’s not being ageist, it’s being a realist: his new music is just not very good. Plus, the whole touring around the world thing is NOT easy even on a young person’s body, let alone a 71-year-old… as proven by the fact that Paul’s been hospitalized in Tokyo, Japan after falling ill.
A statement on his website read:
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 world.
And Paul himself added a statement:
“Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I’d be feeling better today. I’m so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down.
“I was really looking forward to visiting and playing in South Korea for the first time and I’m sorry to be letting fans down. I’m very disappointed by this and hope to be able to visit soon.”
I do hope he recovers soon and gets back on his feet.
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I’m going to say something that my colleague Catherine St. Ives won’t like very much but that everyone is thinking: Paul McCartney needs to sit the hell down and retire already. Like, I know the Beatles are legendary and you’re an incredible songwriter, etc, but the glory days are over, bro. Let them go. The message isn’t getting through, though, and he’s been doing quite a few shows. One of those is Bonnaroo, where he stopped midway through his set on Friday night when he smelled some serious bud going ’round the crowd and he wanted in.
“That’s some pretty good weed I can smell up here,” Paul McCartney said halfway through his packed headlining set at Bonnaroo on Friday night (June 14). “Whew! What are you doing to me?”
While the fans took hits, McCartney sang them throughout his nearly three-hour set that included three encores. The set kicked off with The Beatles’ “Eight Days A Week,” dipped into more obscure territory with the 1974 single “Junior’s Farm” then went straight for a Beatles/Wings one-two punch of “All My Loving” and “Listen To What The Man Said.” Two more hours of fan favorites (“Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “We Can Work It Out”), tributes (“Foxy Lady” for Hendrix, “Here Today” for Lennon, “Something” for Harrison) and classics (“Let It Be,” “Hey Jude” and, as an encore, “Yesterday”) were among the highlights.
LOL @ Paul McCartney being desperate to toke – he loves partying, as we all know.
Bonnaroo is kind of all of my worst nightmares wrapped into one. Port-a-potties? Check. Large groups of people? Check. Annoying druggies? Yup, check. The list goes on and on… Ah well, at least they’re all having fun with it.