Sir Paul McCartney has caught a bug, forcing him to cancel a series of concerts in Japan and South Korea. The good news is that he’s expected to make a full recovery after being treated in a Tokyo hospital for a viral infection.
It’s not the first time Sir Paul has been waylaid in Tokyo. In 1980, while on tour with his band Wings, Paul was busted for a small amount marijuana at the airport and spent 9 days in a Tokyo jail, facing a possible sentence of 8 years behind bars. He was subsequently released (it was also longest time he was ever separated from wife Linda …)
When John Lennon heard about the bust, he reportedly said “if he really needs weed, surely there’s enough people who can carry it for him. You’re a Beatle, boy, a Beatle. Your face is in every damn corner of the planet. How could you have been so stupid?”
The moral of this story is don’t do drugs, but if you’re going to, get a flunkie to carry them for you.