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2 April 2019, 09:15
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is expected to have surgery to replace a damaged valve in his heart later this week.
The iconic rock star was forced to postpone the Rolling Stones' US leg of their latest world tour over the weekend, after doctors told Jagger he could not perform.
The New York Post reports that Jagger is thought to have damaged a valve in his heart, and will now receive a stent to fix the valve. The procedure is thought to have an exceptionally high success rate.
“You can be back at work within weeks,” a source told Page Six. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful.”
I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019
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.
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 🎸🎶🎤 🎸🎶 @RollingStones— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 30, 2019
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 (@officialKeef) March 30, 2019
Apologising to fans on Twitter, Jagger wrote: “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.”
The Stones' rescheduled dates for the US tour have not yet been announced.
The 75-year-old singer is known to eat and drink healthily and exercise regularly, with some people claiming that he even runs up to eight miles a day.
Jagger was spotted on a Miami beach on Sunday (March 31), displacing any worries that the singer was seriously ill.