Mick Jagger is officially on the mend after undergoing successful heart valve procedure in Manhattan. On Friday, the Rolling Stones’ frontman took sent a message to fans and will wishers on social media, saying: “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.”
The Stones’ tour will go on with the rescheduled dates happening as early as July. The band’s 15-date trek was supposed to kick off on April 20th in Miami Gardens, Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium. As it stands now, the only date that is canceled was the May 2nd appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, for which Fleetwood Mac have been drafted to perform in the Stones’ spot.
The Daily Mail reported Mick Jagger’s younger brother, musician Chris Jagger, spoke about his older brother’s procedure to The Sunday People, and revealed, “Mick is doing OK. I spoke to him. He’s good. It just showed up on a scan so it could happen to anybody, you know. It happened to (the Clash’s) Joe (Strummer when he was 50). He came back from walking the dogs and his wife found him collapsed on the sofa. He had this valve problem. His father died with it. It was hereditary. You get to 70, you have got to be careful, y’know? That is why when you get to a certain age they want to check for this, check for that.”
Chris went on to say, “I’ve had a few health issues. At least he has not got to wait in line for the NHS. Maybe he will slow down. Touring is a pressure.”