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.
"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."
I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019
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.
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!— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 30, 2019
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 🎸🎶🎤 🎸🎶 @RollingStones— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 30, 2019