McCartney back on stage after virus

Looking none the worse for wear, Sir Paul McCartney has returned to the stage after a virus took him off the road for two months.

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band in Albany, New York (AP)
Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band in Albany, New York (AP)

The former Beatles singer made his return in Albany, New York, leading his band in a version of the Fab Four's Eight Days a Week.

He made no immediate reference to the virus that briefly hospitalised him in Japan.

The 72-year-old cancelled a tour of Japan and concerts in South Korea and the US.

He last played in Costa Rica on May 1.

He wore black trousers and a sky blue blazer. When he took the jacket off four songs in, he joked it would be the evening's only wardrobe change.

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