Friday, April 5, 2019

Mick Jagger recovering from heart surgery

Mick Jagger is recovering in a New York hospital following successful heart surgery on Thursday.

Billboard reports the rocker is resting and in great health, according to sources, following a procedure to replace a valve in his heart.

The Rolling Stones' frontman was able to avoid major surgery when doctors were able to access his heart through the femoral artery without opening the chest.

While recovery time for the minimally-invasive procedure is much shorter than surgery, Jagger will need to rest for four to five days to allow for healing, with additional time needed before returning to the stage.

Jagger’s health issue led to the postponement of The Rolling Stones 2019 No Filter tour of North America, which was set to begin later this month in Miami Gardens, FL.

“I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets, I really hate letting you down like this,” said Jagger. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”

Billboard reports that the tour will now begin in July with new dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

On April 19, The Rolling Stones will release a new best-of collection, “Honk.”

Available in multiple versions – including single-CD and 2LP editions featuring 20 songs, and a deluxe 3CD/4LP set with 46 tracks – the package will deliver the biggest hits and classic cuts from every one of the group’s studio albums from 1971 to 2016.

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