Mick Jagger postponed the Stones’ tour because he needs a stent in his heart

The Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ concert at Twickenham Stadium

I spent almost all of last week watching the Miami Open, which took place in a new venue: the Hard Rock Stadium, home to the Miami Dolphins and now home to one of the most elite tennis tournaments in North America. During the matches, the tennis commentators were going on and on about the venue and how everything about the tournament was going to be broken down as soon as the last final was played, all because the Rolling Stones were starting their latest worldwide tour there, at the Hard Rock Stadium. Well, as soon as the tennis ended, the Rolling Stones announced that no, they were actually postponing the tour, all because of some mysterious and unspecified hospitalization for Mick Jagger. My mind went to dark places as I considered what could possibly be ailing Jagger. As it turns out, it’s just a somewhat routine procedure:

Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger is set to have a stent placed in his heart following the band’s tour postponement, Page Six has learned.

“You can be back at work within weeks” following the procedure, a source tells us. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful” by postponing the tour.

According to Drudge Report, who first reported Jagger would undergo surgery, the procedure will take place in New York City this week and the 75-year-old Stones frontman is expected to make a full recovery. Sources told the site Jagger is in “extraordinary physical condition.”

A rep for Jagger did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment. The band’s North American “No Filter” tour, which was set to kick off in a few weeks, was postponed after Jagger was diagnosed with an undisclosed illness.

“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the Stones said in a statement over the weekend. A source told Page Six at the time, “This is not a serious thing” and the band was already in the process of rebooking the tour dates.

[From Page Six]

A 75-year-old in otherwise excellent health will probably need a week of rest or so after a stent placement, then he’ll have to spend a month or two doing some general physical rehab just to make sure everything is going smoothly. My guess is that by this summer, we’ll see Mick and the boys strutting their asses around on their world tour.

The Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ concert at Twickenham Stadium

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  1. Chef Grace says:

    Sex, drugs and rock n roll.
    Best preservatives. ;)

  2. jessamine says:

    My stepdad (71) had a stent put in last year and while it was routine procedure with no complications recovery definitely took a toll on him … that said, Mick obviously has a cast iron constitution, so speedy recovery and get back to your wiggling!

  3. Darla says:

    I was afraid it was something else too. My friend was trying to talk me into getting tickets for this tour. I saw then in 1989, their steel wheels tour. I told her I think I will leave it at that.

  4. Lightpurple says:

    The average 75 year old white male lives a sedentary lifestyle and couldn’t handle the travel involved in a Stones tour, never mind the actual two hour performance that Jagger puts on. Extraordinary doesn’t begin to describe the physical shape he is in. But all bodies break down with time. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    • Smalltowngirl says:

      I read an article about ten years ago that talked about Mick’s daily routine that involved 6 hours a day of athletic activity. I am 40 years to the day younger than him and the idea of 6 hours a day of athletic activIt makes me want to collapse from exhaustion 😂 I think Mick is in better physical shape than most 40 year olds let alone the average 75 year old

    • stormsmama says:

      I agree with this

      but i also want to mention that we would be wise to never think of surgery of any kind as “routine”
      things can and will go wrong…he may be in phenomenal shape but at 75 a surgery is dangerous!
      At half his age it can be!
      i wish him the best!

  5. Ariel says:

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Huge fest. Seven days over two long weekends. For a special treat (or money grab, depending on who you ask) the fest moved locals day ($20 cheaper and lots of community tickets/class field trips go that day) to a usually non-fest day to bring in the Stones on the 2nd Thursday.
    Jazzfest tickets are around $80 per day.
    Stones day tickets were priced at $185.
    And while there are 9 stages that have acts from 11am-7pm, on Stones day all stages but the main stage stopped at 4. It was to be 100% Stones viewing that night.

    And now, the Fest organization powers are crapping their pants. They not only have to refund all that money; they must figure out how to proceed.
    Will they have to hire nine replacement bands to fill all stages? Will they cancel the day and screw the 50 or so acts scheduled that day?

    We are waiting to find out.

    I don’t know what the moral is of this story.
    And of course hope Mr. Jagger returns to good health.

    I maintain that if I wanted to watch a group of greedy, 80 year old white men, I’d just turn on cspan.

    • Jerusha says:

      The acts at Jazz Fest are always fantastic, year after year. I used to go in the seventies since I live so close to NOLA, but I just can’t take the crowds anymore. Wish I could, but c’est la vie.

      • ariel says:

        I confess- I have a valid Xanax prescription, and I take a half when I get there, and another half at about 3pm, to get me through the crowds. And I stick to the outskirts, never venturing too near the stages.
        It’s my favorite event of the year.

      • Jerusha says:

        @ariel. Have fun this year! Hope the weather is great. Have a muffaletta for me.🌞🎸🎺🎷🥁

    • deezee says:

      Really? Any festival that has a bunch of 70+ year old former hard partying alcoholic/drug addicts as their headliners, should have a contingency plan in place.

    • vava says:

      I went to the Jazz and Heritage Fest for my honeymoon and we had such a great time we went back the next year. So much fun! That was 1989 and 1990. A lot of the great blues musicians are gone now though, so I’m glad to have the memories.

  6. Citresse says:

    Mick Jagger has a heart?

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Heh.

    • Boodiba says:

      Ha!!! Yes he’s a stingy old cooge who seems to have not learned anything in his long life so far.

      • Hoot says:

        According to recent stories I’ve read about him (my husband insisted on getting tickets for their latest tour stop here in AZ), this appears to be the case. He can be a very petty person. And holy cr*p, I’ve always heard that you eventually end up with the face you deserve. If this is true, Mick’s been a bad boy.

  7. PunkyMomma says:

    Rolling Stone is reporting it’s a valve replacement.

    Saw The Stones in the eighties. Incredible energy.

  8. If it’s a stent, the timing of it suggests he’s had an MI. They’re not always the “Hollywood heart attack” – some people are unaware that they’ve had one at all. You normally wouldn’t opt for a stent, or any cardiac procedure so close to a tour.

    • Deedee says:

      Not necessarily. Could have had angina, got tested, and decided he needed a preemptive CABG.

  9. LindaS says:

    I heard its a valve replacement which is open heart surgery. Longer recovery. My husband had 4 years ago. Couldn’t even drive for 3 months. There is a newer way of doing it that is less invasive but it can’t always be done this way.

    • Hoot says:

      @LindaS – TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) surgery is much less invasive and recovery time is cut way down. I was with my 85 y.o. mother when she had it performed. It was not open heart surgery. They went through her femoral artery (up the leg) as opposed to the more painful transapical which is accessed through the left ribs. She was up and about a couple hours after the procedure, so I’d imagine Mick will be walking about (they force you to right after you’re out of the recovery room) shortly after as well. He won’t be stage-ready, but his recovery time will be minimal compared to the old way valves were replaced.

      My brother had his mitral valve replaced in 2009 when he was 50, and it required open heart surgery. He was in excellent physical shape, but that surgery required the chest cavity being separated and the recovery process was lengthy. However, in November, 2017, the Cleveland Clinic reported, “Although Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) poses several technical challenges, they appear to be surmountable, and work is proceeding.” So it appears big strides have been made in heart valve replacement procedures.

      If Mick’s problem IS a valve issue, and not just his needing a stent, his recovery could be fairly quick, like only a month or so. It is truly amazing how quickly new methods for heart surgeries are evolving.

      • LindaS says:

        We live in Alberta where my husbands surgery was done. His valve is no longer working properly but his cardiologist has told him when it gets worse he might not necessarily be a candidate for the less invasive procedure . I just hope its a long time before we have to figure this out again. We were told about 1% of open heart valve replacements are not longer term successful.

      • Hoot says:

        @LindaS – Does he have stenosis of his aortic valve? If your husband is in otherwise good physical health, he should do fine… but I’m not a doctor and am only speaking from experience. This procedure was being done successfully in Europe beginning in 2007 and in the US starting in 2011.

        I’m sure the cardiologist knows what he’s talking about relative to its efficacy for your husband, but I would get a second opinion when this issue arises again. My best friend’s father needed this TAVR procedure but he put it off due to its novelty and what he perceived as an unproven track record. He was 92 at the time (2014). Since she’d been a nurse for 30+ years she finally convinced him to do it and it prolonged his life (xlnt quality, mind intact, mobile) for a few more years.

        The Cleveland Clinic has an excellent website, and they are the No. 1 ranked hospital in the US for cardiology and heart surgery. Explore it. The field of cardiology is ever-evolving, and cardiac conditions people commonly died from are now routinely resolved with a surgical procedure requiring only an overnight hospital stay. It’s the post-surgical period when healing takes place, internally and externally at the incision site, that is most critical and requires careful adherence to post-op instructions. In my experience (again, I’m not a doctor, just a person who helped her mom survive a decade full of life-threatening conditions), a patient has a much better chance healing at home than at a hospital, where they are exposed to any number of germs or unintentional oversites. Good luck to you as you help your husband navigate this challenge. And good luck to Mick.

  10. ChiaMom says:

    You couldn’t post a better picture of our rock legend this man is the tops

  11. Sam says:

    Thought you could “never break, never break, never break, never break this heart of stone” ?

    • glor says:

      Ha very good! (The great version running through ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ filmed in 1965).
      Best wishes to Mick….the procedure’s no picnic, I’m sure. 💕

  12. lisa marie says:

    A Heart-LESS cad getting a stent. So fitting to him. Funny Jerry Hall’s husband must still have his own heart. A shame that L’Wren isnt alive with a husband who loves her. She deserved that so much as Jerry.