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Re: Paul McCartney Hospitalized For Virus

Posted by **superfan** on May 25, 2014 at 10:46:57 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Paul McCartney Hospitalized For Virus posted by **JSL** on May 25, 2014 at 5:55:22 AM:

***Wow- this site really is a ghost town when Paul getting sick doesn't even elicit any reaction.
***LONDON (AP) Paul McCartney's spokesman says the former Beatle is on the mend after being treated in a Tokyo hospital for a virus.
***Thursday's statement from publicist Stuart Bell says McCartney "will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days' rest."
***The 71-year-old McCartney has postponed planned shows in Tokyo and Seoul since falling ill last week. His "Out There" world tour is scheduled to resume next month in the United States.
***Bell said: "Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."
** I know what you mean. A few years ago there would be a ton of posts regarding Paul being sick. It sounds like he will make a full recovery. But maybe this is a sign for him to slow down a bit. The day obviously will come but it's really going to suck when both Paul and Ringo pass on and there will be no more Beatles alive. But in a certain sense thanks to the music they'll live on forever.
* As a Lennon/Beatles fansite, Bagism has really gone downhill. Thankfully it looks like he's going to be ok but if something had happened where Paul had passed away, I wonder if we'd even have more than just a few posts. It seems like only the Letterbox remains active with mostly political rants.

I do think if Paul or Ringo passed on, the board would be swamped. Paul being in the hospital, there has not been press about it- or even much concern, oddly. I partly blame Apple for some of the apathy, which they have done a shitty job keeping the Beatles in the public eye- that 50th anniversary of Beatlemania was a piece of shit and I don't know of any new projects from them. Unfortunately, the older you get, the less people care if you die. I thought Elizabeth Taylor would have gotten a lot more reaction than it did- I'm now wondering if Paul is even going to get any more press than Harrison got when he died- which seems kinda absurd.

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