Paul McCartney says recent media reports that he had a heart procedure last year are "entirely untrue."

"People are ringing and texting me saying, 'Are you OK?"' he writes in a posting on his Web site. "I hadn't seen the report so I was puzzled by so many enquiries about my health. So I think it's a good time to put this rumor to rest."

The 65-year-old ex-Beatle says that during a routine medical examination over a year ago "there was a minor irregularity which I needed to have tests for and which I have now been assured is completely fine."