Rock legend Mick Jagger has been forced to postpone an upcoming Rolling Stones tour after being told he has to undergo heart surgery to replace a valve.
The band’s “No Filter” tour was scheduled for North America from April 20th to July 29th but now the 75-year-old will have to take it easy after his operation.
The much-loved frontman took to social media to express how devestated he was that he had to postpone their upcoming tour.
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
“I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this,” the statement on Twitter read, “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.”
According to The Sun newspaper the defective heart valve was picked up duirng a medical examination.
The Rolling Stones frontman had the heart valve procedure and is believed to recovering at New York-Presbyterian hospital, with nurses monitoring him closely for any signs of complications, Billboard reports.
Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood took to Twitter to thank everyone for their kind and supportive messages for Mick.
We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick 💪 ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us 🎸🎶🎤 🎸🎶 @RollingStones
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 30, 2019
Guitarist and bandmate Keith Richards also posted on Twitter thanking fans for their support.
A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 30, 2019
The postponement came just three weeks before the tour was to start. Experts say the heart valve procedure is said to have a 95 per cent success rate.
Thousands of fans responded to the news with words of support.
One fan said, “We love you so much, Mick. You need to have a good rest. Nothing is more important than your health.”
Mick, dad of 8 children, was recently spotted enjoying some rest and relaxation with his family and Keith Richards in Miami.
There is no official rescheduled dates for the tour but Mick is hoping to be back on stage in the summer, according to The Sun.
But while we’re all waiting for the band to reunite, here is a glimpse of what we can expect from the “No Filter” tour in the clip below:
We wish Mick a speedy recovery! Please share with all the Rolling Stones fans your know.