For the first time since his life-saving heart surgery earlier this month, rock ‘n’ roll legend Mick Jagger was spotted going for a healthy walk in New York City.
As RadarOnline.com reported, the 75-year-old had to have an emergency heart valve replacement surgery after a health crisis. He was then ordered to remain on bed rest for a few weeks, causing his to cancel his upcoming shows.
His band, the Rolling Stones, were forced to postpone their United States and Canada tour, which was set to begin this weekend in Miami.
“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 band read. “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.”
Jagger looked calm and relaxed as he strutted though New York City this Thursday, April 18.
The Rolling Stones front man wore olive green pants, a button-down shirt and a blue and black striped bomber jacket. He topped off his elegant look with a simple black baseball cap.
Later in the day, the rocker headed to the ballet at the Lincoln Centre to watch his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, 32, present a new ballet she wrote featuring Rolling Stones songs.
Jagger didn’t appear onstage nor did he wit with the crowd in the audience, but he did address the ballet-goers over a backstage mic.
“Hi everybody, this is Mick Jagger here,” he told the crowd. “I hope you are going to enjoy this wonderful ballet — and the music, of course.”
Reports indicate Jagger was able to recover so fast because doctors were able to access his heart valve through his femoral artery. That allowed surgeons to replace his heart valves without resorting to full-blown open-heart surgery.
On Friday, April 5, just a few days after the sudden surgery, Jagger took to Twitter to thank his fans for their well-wishes.
On The Mend
“Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend,” he shared. “And also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”
There’s no word yet on when the postponed tour may start up again, or when the rocker will jump back on stage.
The Stones said rescheduled tour dates will be announced “shortly” and that tickets for the postponed shows will be valid at the replacement concerts.