The rock legend who is now 75 years old will undergo surgery to replace a valve in his heart and the entire tour has been postponed for the time being.
A piece of extremely saddening and shocking news has surfaced claiming that our favorite rock legend isn't keeping so well and has been asked by the doctors to undergo heart surgery. Previously, a report surfaced claiming that the North American tour of Rolling Stones is getting postponed due to Mick's unknown sickness but it has now been revealed that Jagger is due a heart surgery, which will be done to replace a valve in his heart. “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," bands rep issued a statement before.
Now, according to Rolling Stone, it has been confirmed that Jagger is scheduled to get a heart valve replacement surgery done, which is the reason why the North American leg of the Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour has been postponed. The tour had dates from April 20th to July 29th. According to a report, the surgery will take place on Friday in New York and Jagger is expected to make a full recovery.
If everything goes well, the tour will probably resume this summer. “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," the 75-year-old himself issued a statement and apologized to his fans. “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!" Keith Richards added.
“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," Ronnie Woods posted on his Twitter. The band was the first to announce on their Facebook that the tour has been currently postponed due to Mick's sickness. “Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US/Canada tour dates."
"We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly." Jagger also added, “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America and Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.” We wish Jagger a speedy recovery!
In 2014, Mick was diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder, son after his girlfriend of 13 years was found dead. L'Wren Scott and Jagger were spotted together on numerous occasions and they were very much in love. It is believed the rich and successful designer committed suicide due to depression. She left her entire estate to Mick after her death. The incident took a heavy toll on his health and the doctors advised him to stay off the stage.
Formed in 1962, The Rolling Stones have sold millions of records across the globe and are considered one of the best rock bands in history. The band has released 30 studio albums and 23 live albums, all absolutely loved by the fans. Jagger spawned a solo career as well in 1986 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Mick has been married and divorced twice and has eight children with five women.