Mick Jagger successfully undergoes heart valve procedure: Rolling Stones frontman, 75, is ‘resting and recovering well’, say friends, after operation in New York City
- Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger successfully undergoes a heart procedure
- The minimally invasive procedure allows doctors to repair Jagger’s heart valve
- The pioneering procedure does not require doctors to open his chest
- Friends have said he is ‘resting and recovering well’ at a hospital in New York City
Mick Jagger has successfully undergone heart surgery in New York.
The Rolling Stones frontman, 75, had a heart valve procedure and is recovering in hospital with nurses monitoring him closely for any signs of complications, Billboard reports.
The minimally invasive procedure allows Jagger to avoid major surgery, with doctors repairing the defective heart valve using a a catheter that accesses a major artery without having to open the chest.
Mick Jagger has successfully undergone heart surgery in New York. The Rolling Stones frontman, 75, had a heart valve procedure and is recovering in hospital with nurses monitoring him closely for any signs of complications
‘He is resting and recovering well,’ friends have said.
It is not known where Jagger is recovering, however he will need significant rest after completing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), sources say.
On Sunday the band announced they were rescheduling their North American No Filter Tour so that Jagger could have the procedure.
‘Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,’ the band said in a statement after the postponement.
‘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.’
Jagger himself tweeted: ‘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.’
Jagger has eight children, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, but has maintained his energetic stage performances well into his 70s, playing Britain’s Glastonbury Festival in 2013.
The band, who formed in 1962, were due to play 17 shows in the US and Canada between April and June.