6 Apr 2019

Jagger 'on the mend' after successful heart surgery

10:41 am on 6 April 2019

The Rolling Stones' frontman, Mick Jagger, has undergone successful heart valve replacement surgery in New York.

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger struts the stage at Havana.

Mick Jagger has been forced to postpone a tour of the United States and Canada because of ill health. Photo: AFP

He said on Twitter he was now on the mend and thanked all his fans for their support.

The Rolling Stones postponed their tour of North America while Jagger received medical treatment.

US gossip website Drudge Report was the first to report that Jagger would need surgery to replace a heart valve. The story was also reported by US music magazine Rolling Stone.

The Rolling Stones were due to kick off a 17-concert tour in Miami on 20 April, before travelling across North America until a finale in Oro-Medonte, in Ontario, Canada on 29 June.

The band are working with promoters to reschedule the shows with the tour expectedto resume in July.

Jagger previously apologised to fans for postponing the tour, writing that he was "devastated" and would be "working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can".