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The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 April 2019, 11:36 AM
Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery (Photo: Twitter)
Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery (Photo: Twitter)

Legendary rocker Mick Jagger will be going a heart surgery to replace a valve in his heart reports Rolling Stone magazine. The reported heart surgery will take place in New York City this week. As a result of the treatment and recovery period, the Rolling Stones have postponed the North American leg of their No Filter tour, which was supposed to run from April 20 to July 29. The legendary English rock band were due to play 17 shows in the US and Canada.

"Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment. 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," the band's representative had said in a statement issued on Saturday.

Questions about the seriousness of his health drew concern as a relaxed-looking Jagger was photographed playing with his son in the surf in Miami Beach over the weekend.

Page Six additionally reported that Jagger is due to have a stent placed in his heart. “You can be back at work within weeks” after such a procedure, they quoted a source as saying. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful.”

Jagger had also took to Twitter to apologise to his fans.

"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," he had tweeted.

Drudge Report first reported the news saying that the procedure will take place on Friday in New York. The publication added that Jagger is expected to make a full recovery and return to touring this summer.

First Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:35 AM
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