When the Rolling Stones announced over the weekend that they’d postponed their upcoming No Filter U.S. tour dates due to singer Mick Jagger requiring medical attention, many wondered what it was about — and on Monday, reports circulated that Jagger will undergo heart valve replacement surgery.
PageSix followed up on a story initially put out by the Drudge Report that Jagger, 75, will undergo the procedure this week in New York City. Via PageSix:
“You can be back at work within weeks” following the procedure, a source tells us. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful” by postponing the tour.
The initial news came with a statement from the Stones:
Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates – we apologise 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 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.
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