Rolling Stones icon Mick Jagger thanks fans after successful heart surgery

5 April 2019, 17:12 | Updated: 7 April 2019, 20:08

Mick Jagger's heart surgery successful as he recovers in hospital
Mick Jagger's heart surgery successful as he recovers in hospital. Picture: Getty

By Giorgina Hamilton

Mick Jagger, 75, is recovering in hospital from heart surgery after cancelling Rolling Stones shows.

Mick went into surgery to have a heart valve replaced after a mystery illness caused the Rolling Stones to postpone future gigs.

A source has told Billboard that the Stones frontman's procedure was successful and he is now being monitored closely by doctors in New York.

Rolling Stones Perform At Twickenham Stadium
Rolling Stones Perform At Twickenham Stadium. Picture: Getty

Mick could be out of hospital in only a few days, but will be watched in case of signs of complications, including excessive bleeding.

He later thanked fans on social media for all their support, saying: "Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend - and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job."

The Rolling Stones singer has undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive surgery which meant surgeons avoided having to open up Mick's chest

Doctors have repaired the heart valve using a catheter that accesses a major artery and Mick should be up on his feet soon.

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The Rolling Stones have postponed upcoming gigs to give the star time to recuperate.

Mick tweeted: "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."