The 75-year-old rock legend underwent heart valve replacement surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that allows Jagger to avoid major surgery. Even so, Billboard reports that Jagger will remain in the hospital under observation for four to five days to ensure his artery heals without any severe bleeding issues.
Update – April 5th: In a tweet, Jagger said he’s “feeling much better now and on the mend.”
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.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 5, 2019
Scheduled to kick off later this month in Miami, The Rolling Stones’ “No Filter” US tour was postponed indefinitely as Jagger continues his recovery. Update – May 16th:The Rolling Stones have announced rescheduled tour dates
In a statement prior to surgery, Jagger said, “I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can.”
Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets as they’ll be valid at the rescheduled shows.