'Feeling great!' Sir Paul McCartney, 72, assures fans he's fighting fit following mystery illness... and proves it by diving into the Med during boat ride in Ibiza
By JASON CHESTER
PUBLISHED: 25 June 2014
He recently celebrated his 72nd birthday, but aging former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney proved he’s as sprightly as ever during a boat ride in Ibiza on Monday.
Sporting a pair of blue beach shorts, the legendary musician looked surprisingly agile as he hopped overboard and into the Mediterranean some several feet below.
Sir Paul’s impromptu plunge suggested he’s well on the road to recovery after a mystery illness forced him to postpone numerous gigs in Japan and South Korea during his Out There world tour in May.
Feeling great! Sir Paul McCartney, 72, proves he's back on form by jumping into the Mediterranean during his current sunshine break in Ibiza
The ailing performer returned to London to recuperate before jetting off to the Balearic party island with Nancy following a low-key birthday celebration in the capital on June 18.
In a video message he assured fans he is now 'feeling great' and had rescheduled a number of axed shows.
'Everybody's been asking me how I feel,' he said. 'I feel great - thank you very much for asking.'
Don't mind me: Macca gets ready to take the plunge during a cruise across the Med with socialite wife Nancy Shevell
Free as a bird: The aging former Beatle looked surprisingly sprightly during his latest outing
Splashtastic: Macca hits the water after plunging several feel from the deck of his boat on Monday
And adding that the postponed shows have been rescheduled for September, he went on: "Come and see us then; we'll come and see you. Feeling great, rocking and rolling.'
Sir Paul will resume his tour in the United States on July 5.
Elsewhere fans received an insight into the music legend's life thanks to a new excerpt from ‘Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s’ by Tom Doyle.
The snippet, published in Esquire, is focused on a period in the star’s life – following the Beatles split - when he felt he almost had a ‘nervous breakdown’.
Tom Doyle writes: ‘It was as if he’d suddenly and unexpectedly lost his job, been made entirely redundant.
‘This was an identity crisis in extremis: Who exactly was he if he wasn’t Beatle Paul McCartney?’
Cooling off: The legendary musician is being accompanied by his third wife, wealthy American socialite Nancy Shevell