Mick Jagger has successfully undergone heart surgery and is recovering well, according to friends of the 75-year-old Rolling Stones frontman.
Jagger had the heart valve procedure and is believed to recovering at New York-Presbyterian hospital, with nurses monitoring him closely for any signs of complications, Billboard reports.
The minimally invasive procedure allowed 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.
‘He is resting and recovering well,’ friends have said.
Jagger will need significant rest after completing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), sources say.
The rock icon had undergone a routine scan that alerted doctors to an unexpected issue that could require hospital treatment.
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.’
More than a million fans, who in total have spent an estimated £200 million on tickets, were due to watch the band at 17 sell-out venues.
Jagger, who follows a strict diet and exercise regime, is expected to make a complete recovery and be on stage by the summer, sources close to the star said.
The band revealed a day earlier that doctors had advised him not to go on stage, weeks before the tour was due to start on April 20 in Miami.
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.