It is reported that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will undergo surgery later this week to replace a heart valve.

Music publication Rolling Stone says it has confirmed an earlier story by website the Drudge Report which quoted unnamed sources as saying that the 75-year-old would have valve replacement surgery in New York on Friday.

The surgery means the North American leg of the Rolling Stones' No Filter tour, which had been scheduled to run from April 20 to July 29, has been postponed.

A band statement announcing the postponement made no mention of heart surgery but said Jagger "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," the statement added.

"I really hate letting you down like this," said Jagger his own statement. "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."

Jagger's bandmates Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood have been among those to send him good wishes.

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