The world’s most famous Stone will keep on rolling, with an official statement indicating that Mick Jagger’s heart valve surgery was a success.
“Mick Jagger has successfully undergone treatment,” reads the statement from Jagger’s rep. “He is doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery.”
Jagger himself followed up via Twitter to thank fans for their support, declaring he’s “feeling much better now and on the mend.”
Billboard reported that sources said Jagger is currently recovering from the procedure, which was performed Thursday in New York, and is “in great health.”
Surgeons were reportedly able to access The Rolling Stones’ frontman’s heart valve through his femoral artery, and are currently said to be monitoring the 75-year-old singer to look for any complications from the procedure, such as excess bleeding.
On Saturday, the Stones announced they were postponing their North American No Filter Tour due so he could undergo an unspecified “medical treatment,” which was later reported to be surgery to replace a valve in his heart.
“While the recovery time for the procedure is much shorter than surgery, Jagger must rest for four to five days so that the artery can heal without any severe bleeding issues,” reports Billboard. “He could be up and moving in a few days, but will need some additional recovery time before returning to the stage.”
Sir Mick’s surgery threw a wrench in the Stone’s touring plans, causing the band to postpone the tour, which was to have started on April 20.
Replacement dates have yet to be announced, but it’s believed the Stones will hit the road this summer.
One date the band unfortunately won’t be making up is their headlining slot at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, which would have seen the Stones perform their first Crescent City show in 25 years in celebration of the festival’s 50th anniversary, sending organizers scrambling to find a last-minute replacement. On Thursday morning, Fleetwood Mac was announced to fill the Stones’ vacant Jazz Fest slot.
Reps for the singer did not return Billboard‘s request for comment.
On Saturday, Jagger apologized to fans for postponing the tour after the band’s official Twitter account informed that “Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. 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.”