Report: Mick Jagger To Undergo Heart Valve Procedure
Following the announcement that the Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour, comes the news that Mick Jagger will reportedly undergo heart valve replacement surgery at a Manhattan hospital this week. The Drudge Report quoted a source stating, "Jagger is expected to make a full recovery and will be back on stage by summer. The procedure has a 95-percent success rate -- and Jagger (who is 75) is in extraordinary physical condition."
The New York Post reported that Jagger is set to have a stent placed in his heart and the Stones are already in the midst of rescheduling the stadium dates. The Stones' 15-date trek was supposed to kick off on April 20th in Miami Gardens, Florida at the Hard Rock Stadium. No make-up dates for the tour have been announced.
Although Mick Jagger is now 75, that doesn't mean that he pulls any punches or holds anything back once he hits the stage: "Listen, when you do it at 19, you do things you can't (laughs) do at my age. But I still try to make the show as (laughs) energetic as I can make it."