As confirmed by Rolling Stone, rock icon and The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is undergoing an unexpected surgery in order to replace a valve in his heart. As a result of the procedure and its long recovery period, The Stones have postponed the North American leg of their highly anticipated No Filter Tour, which kicked off on April 20 this year and was originally intended to wrap up on July 29.
When the postponement of the tour was first revealed, a band representative added that Jagger has been advised by his doctors and specialists that it would be unwise for him to go on tour while needing emergency medical treatment. They reportedly advised the star that he is expected to make a full recovery, and should be back on stage playing his heart out very soon. In the meantime, fans who are waiting to see The Stones in action can busy themselves with some online casino Singapore games until Jagger is back and ready to rock!
In a statement to his fans and supporters, Jagger noted that he has hated letting everyone down like this. He said that he is devastated that he has had to postpone the No Filter Tour, but assured everyone that he will be working very hard to get back onto the stage as soon as he safely can.
News of the heart valve surgery came just a few weeks ago, and was first publicized in a local music report that detailed that the procedure would be taking place in New York this month. The publication noted that the star is expected to make a complete recovery, and should be returning to the touring scene this summer. Just a little while later, paparazzi also caught Jagger spending time with his family in Miami, seemingly in good spirits despite the impending surgery.
While Mick recovers from a tough ordeal, Ronnie Wood has tweeted an official notice of postponement to North American fans of The Rolling Stones – rock pioneers and creators of hits like You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Paint It Black. Wood professed that he and his crew would miss Mick over the coming weeks, but are looking forward to seeing him in good health very soon. He also thanked fans for the supportive messages and kind words sent on behalf of Jagger, saying that they mean so much to the entire band.
Keith Richards, another iconic Stones member, further added that the postponement was a big disappointment for all involved. However, he said, there are things that urgently need to be taken care of, telling fans that the band would see them all soon. As for Mick, Richards noted that he and his band are always there for him, and has wished him an emotional and speedy recovery!
Formed in London, United Kingdom in 1962, The Rolling Stones are a legendary classic rock band that originally consisted of members Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart. The group has since won countless awards for its punchy and unique sound, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1986), Grammy Hall of Fame indictments in 2005, 2012 and 2014, and the NME Award for Best Live Band (2013).