After the Rolling Stones announced over the weekend that they would be postponing their North American tour due to Mick Jagger needing unspecified “medical treatment,” it’s being being reported that the Stones frontman will be undergoing heart valve replacement surgery.
According to Drudge Report, Jagger “is set to undergo heart valve replacement surgery in NYC this week” and is “expected to make a full recovery and will be back on stage by summer.”
The report adds that the procedure has a “95 percent success rate” and that 75-year-old Jagger “is in extraordinary physical condition.” And if you’ve been lucky enough to see the Stones live, and watch those moves like Jagger IRL, you know this to be true.
In a statement released Saturday, the Stones assured concerned fans that “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.” They, of course, offered apologies for having to cancel and promised to be back on stage soon.
Mick also tweeted “huge apologies” to anyone who was disappointed by the news.
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.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019