Mick Jagger 'On The Mend' & Thanks Fans For Support After Emergency Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
Mick Jagger is thanking fans for their outpouring of concern after the Rolling Stones front man had to have emergency surgery to replace a valve in his heart.
"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," Jagger shared on Twitter.
As RadarOnline.com reported, the 75-year-old rock legend underwent the procedure earlier this week in New York. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery, but the health crisis has forced the Stones to postpone their upcoming United States and Canada tour.
The Stones were set to hit the road for 17 shows beginning April 20 in Miami, and stops were to include a visit to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey June 13, their first gig in the New York City area in seven years.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” a statement from the group reads. “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.”
Rescheduled tour dates are expected to be announced soon. Tickets for the postponed shows will be valid at the replacement concerts.
Before heading into the operating room, Jagger shared his regret at having to cancel the shows.
“I really hate letting you down like this,” he tweeted. “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.”