The Long And Winding walk! Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell are in high spirits as they begin his 72nd birthday with a romantic stroll
By JASON CHESTER
PUBLISHED: 18 June 2014
He’s on the road to recovery after being struck down with a mystery illness during his tour of the Far East in May.
Stepping out on Wednesday, Sir Paul McCartney looked decidedly chipper as he began his 72nd birthday with a stroll close to his London home.
Sporting a hooded blue top and black Adidas tracksuit bottoms, the former Beatle had a spring in his step as he greeted onlookers with a cheerful smile – although he resisted the urge to offer the thumbs up gesture he’s renowned for.
High spirits: Sir Paul McCartney had a spring in his step as he stepped out with wife Nancy Shevell on Wednesday, his 72nd birthday
McCartney was accompanied by third wife Nancy Shevell, the wealthy American socialite he married in October 2011, and she appeared to match his optimistic mood as they strolled arm in arm.
The 53-year-old looked rather sporty in a hoodie and bleached jeggings, matching them with a pair of black Nike trainers.
In May McCartney had to cancel several dates in Japan and South Korea on his Out There world tour after falling ill with a mystery virus.
Make way, coming through: Sir Paul and Nancy pass a young musician who appears not to notice the Beatles legend in his midst
At large: The couple were in arm in arm as they kick-started Sir Paul's 72nd birthday with a sedentary stroll close to their London home
Well, hello there: Macca greeted onlooker with a chirpy smile on Wednesday
But the dedicated performer has turned a corner health-wise and will hit the road again on July 5 for the North American leg of his show.
'I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days.
'Look forward to seeing you all soon,' the singer said in a statement on his website at the time.
Chipper: The musical legend's mood was decidedly upbeat during his latest outing
The long and winding walk: The former Beatle is on the road to recovery after being struck down with a mystery illness during his tour of the Far East in May
Low-key: The couple opted for decidedly casual ensembles for their latest day out in London on Wednesday
The Out There tour showcases an eclectic array of songs from Paul's solo career and his time in both the Beatles and Wings.
The avid vegetarian is also a passionate campaigner for his Meat Free Monday movement, which urges people to skip meat at the beginning of the week.
The campaign is backed by Paul's daughters with his first wife, the late Linda McCartney, Stella and Mary and has just celebrated its five year anniversary. 'Thank you to everyone who supports the campaign.
'Eating more fruit and veg, and less meat, is good for our health and good for the planet. With diet-related diseases on the rise, Meat Free Monday is more important now than ever,' Paul wrote on his website of the milestone on Monday.
That hits the spot: Macca enjoys a breath of fresh air