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McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Looking none the worse for wear, Paul McCartney is back on a concert stage after a virus took him off the road for two months.

The former Beatles singer made his return in an Albany arena on Saturday, 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 hospitalized him in Japan.

Brian Tiernan of Rensselaer, N.Y., plays a piano and sings Beatles songs with fans before the Paul McCartney “Out There” Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (Photo by Hans Pennink/Invision/AP)

The 72-year-old McCartney canceled a tour of Japan and gigs in South Korea and the United States. He last played in Costa Rica on May 1.

He wore black pants 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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