Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is reportedly getting ready to undergo surgery for a damaged valve in his heart.
The news comes days after the Stones postponed the US leg of their No Filter world tour due to the singer’s doctors advising him not to perform in light of his recent ill health.
The New York Post‘s Page Six column reports that the procedure is said to have an exceptionally high success rate,
“You can be back at work within weeks,” a source told Page Six, referring to Jagger’s upcoming surgery, “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.
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
On Saturday (March 30th), the 75-year-old singer took to Twitter to apologise directly to fans: “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.”
While rescheduled dates for the tour have not been revealed, the 17 postponed dates are likely to take place as soon as July, a source told the BBC.
Tour promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West have reassured would-be concert goers that their tickets will be valid for the postponed concert.
John Meglen of Concert West told Billboard: “We’re beginning to look at the rescheduling options and we’re going to try and do this as quickly as we can,” going on to add that rescheduled dates could be announced “in the next couple of weeks.”
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