Mick Jagger says he’s “on the mend” after heart surgery

Mick Jagger (Image credit: Frank Hoensch/Redferns - Getty)

Mick Jagger has thanked fans for their support after the Rolling Stones frontman underwent a heart valve replacement procedure last Thursday.

News about the operation came to light after the Stones were forced to postpone the start of their North American No Filter tour due to the vocalist needing medical treatment.

Jagger avoided major surgery by having a “minimally invasive procedure” last week in New York, and he’s now checked in to give an update on his health.

The vocalist says: “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support. I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”

The postponed No Filter dates, which were due to start this month, will be rescheduled for July. The new shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the Stones have announced they’ll release the live package Bridges To Bremen on June 21.

The concert was filmed at the Germany city’s Weserstadion on September 2, 1998, on the fifth and final leg of their Bridges To Babylon tour.

The film has been restored from the original masters, with the audio remixed and remastered from the live multitrack recordings. It’ll be available on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD and 3LP.

Rolling Stones: Bridges To Bremen

Rolling Stones: Bridges To Bremen
The Rolling Stones performance from Bremen's Weserstadion on September 2, 1998, will receive a home release this summer on DVD, Blu-ray, along with CD and LP packages.

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