Mick Jagger undergoes heart valve replacement procedure

April 02, 2019 12:25 PM

The Rolling Stones are putting their tour on hold while frontman Mick Jagger undergoes a heart procedure.

Tuesday morning, Jagger, 75, prepared to undergo surgery to have a valve in his heart replaced, according to an ABC News report.


The band announced its upcoming tour dates in the United States and Canada on hold in the meantime.

On Saturday, the lead singer apologized to fans on social media, tweeting that he "will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can."

Bandmate Keith Richards tweeted his support after Jagger made the announcement, saying that it's 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!"

Jagger is one of millions to undergo heart valve replacement surgery each year. The procedure typically requires little recovery time and can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients with certain forms of cardiovascular disease.

Jagger's bandmates assured fans he is expected to make a full recovery.

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