Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2019

Mick Jagger ‘doing well’ after replacement heart valve treatment | Ents & Arts News

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Sir Mick Jagger has successfully undergone heart valve replacement surgery for a medical condition that led to the Rolling Stones postponed gigs in North America.

In a statement, a representative for the 75-year-old rocker said he is “doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery”.

Jagger thanked everyone for their support, tweeting on Friday evening: “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.”

According to reports in the US, surgeons were able to access the valve through his femoral artery.

Doctors are now monitoring the singer for any complications, the reports said.

If left untreated, a blocked artery or damaged valve could lead to a heart attack, which would have far worse consequences for Jagger.

Last week the Rolling Stones announced they were postponing their latest tour so Jagger could receive medical treatment.

Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve
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Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve

He was told by doctors “he cannot go on tour at this time” and Jagger tweeted: “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.”

Jagger once appeared to epitomise sex, drugs and rock and roll, but his hedonistic lifestyle is now firmly in the past.

He gave up drugs when he met his second wife, Jerry Hall, and rarely drinks alcohol.

He is also known to eat and drink healthily and exercise regularly, with some claiming he runs up to eight miles a day, in an effort to maintain his famous 28-inch waist.

The Stones’ No Filter Tour was expected to start 20 April in Miami.





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