Rolling Stones Frontman Mick Jagger To Undergo Heart Surgery
Following the news that the Rolling Stones would be postponing a string of dates for their 'No Filter' tour due to Mick Jagger's ill health, it has been revealed that the singer will require heart surgery.
The tour, which was set to be the band's first extended run of US shows since 2015, will now be put on hold as the 75-year-old undergoes surgery to replace a valve in his heart.
According to Drudge Report, the father-of-eight is scheduled for surgery in New York this Friday, but is likely to be out of the hospital after 48 hours and hopes to return to touring by US Summer.
When the postponement was initially announced, a rep for the band said, “Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment. The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
Jagger said in a statement, “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone."
Fellow Stones Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards also expressed their disappointment over the postponement and wished Mick a speedy recovery.
“We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us,” Wood wrote.
Keith Richards added, “A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!”
Get well soon, Mick!