Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger in ‘great health’ following heart surgery: report

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Mick Jagger is apparently doing OK — actually, better than just OK — following the heart valve medical procedure that forced the Rolling Stones to postpone their North American Tour.

The singer is reported as being in “great health,” a source tells Billboard.

“Doctors were able to access Jagger’s heart valve through his femoral artery and are now monitoring the Rolling Stones frontman for any complications that could arise from the procedure, including excess bleeding,” Billboard reports.

The 75-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer “must rest for four to five days so that the artery can heal without any severe bleeding issues,” Billboard reports. “He could be up an moving in a few days, but will need some additional recovery time before returning to the stage,”

News of the tour postponement came over the weekend on the Stones’ website.

“Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming U.S. / Canada tour dates — we apologise 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,” a statement read.

The announcement said the reason for the postponement was Jagger’s health, but did not specify what is ailing the front man.

“Mick 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,” the statement read.

The statement did include a quote from Jagger, apologizing to fans for having to postpone the tour.

“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 the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone,” Jagger said.

The tour postponement impacts Bay Area fans as the Stones were supposed to roll into Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on May 18.

According to a message on the Levi’s Stadium website: “Our promoters AEG Presents / Concerts West advise people who have tickets to attend these shows to hold onto their existing tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.”

Source: mercurynews
Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger in ‘great health’ following heart surgery: report