He’s on the mend! Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took to Twitter on April 5 to thank fans and hospital staff after reportedly undergoing heart surgery. “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend,” he wrote. “And also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.” We’re so glad to know he’s doing better!
News of the surgery broke just three after the Rolling Stones announced they were postponing their North American tour. CNN reported that the “Dancing in the Street” singer would have to replace a valve in his heart on Friday, April 5 in New York City. It sounds like the procedure was a big success.
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
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the 75-year-old’s bandmates wrote in a statement regarding the postponement of their tour announced on Saturday, March 30. “We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows, but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.”
Mick reportedly underwent the procedure so doctors could insert a stent to prop open at least one of his arteries. Just hours after the band announced that their tour was being pushed back, the English songwriter took to Twitter to send his deepest condolences to his biggest supporters and fans. “I really hate letting you down like this,” he wrote in a tweet regarding “The Stones’ No Filter Tour,” which was set to begin in Miami on April 20. “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.”
While the initial announcement was shocking to say the least, supportive fans wanted Mick to know that they had his back no matter what. “We love you so much, Mick. You need to have a good rest. Nothing is more important than your health. I’m looking forward to seeing you again someday. Don’t worry about us and take good care of yourself,” one fan wrote in reply to Mick’s tweet. “Here’s to a speedy recovery! There’s no other frontman in the world like you,” said another.
Following the sad news, bandmates Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood took to social media to express their support for their longtime pal and performer. “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,” Ronnie, 71, wrote on Twitter.
Keith, 75, added, “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!” We’re sure all Rolling Stones fans out there are wishing Mick a very speedy and well recovery!
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