We learned over the weekend that Mick Jagger is about to undergo surgery to replace a damaged valve in the singer’s heart.
As you can imagine the band has had to postpone the US leg of the Stones’ latest world tour after doctors told Jagger he needed to take a break and could not perform.
Reports have it that Jagger is thought to have damaged a valve in his heart and needs to have a stent installed to fix the valve.
The procedure is known to have a very high success rate and in all probability, Jagger may be having the procedure as a precaution.
It is also thought that with the size of the tour, regular health checks are needed, these checks will be all part of the tours insurance policy so maybe they’re being extra careful.
Jagger apologized directly to the band’s fans via Twitter, saying: “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.”
So what happens to the canceled dates? As of now the dates for the US tour have not yet been announced, but tour promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West are telling fans to hold on to their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled shows.