(TODAY) — One of the most energetic front men in rock ‘n’ roll history is going to have to take it easy for a little while.
The Rolling Stones’ upcoming North American tour has been postponed because Mick Jagger is set to undergo heart surgery this week to replace a valve, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
Jagger, 75, is expected to make a full recovery from the procedure and return to the iconic band’s “No Filter” tour, which was originally scheduled to run from April 20 to July 29 across North America.
The legendary lead singer apologized to the fans and tweeted that he was “devastated” to have to indefinitely postpone the tour.
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.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 30, 2019
The father of eight and grandfather of five appeared to be in good spirits despite the disappointing news, as he was seen on the beach in Miami on Sunday with his family.
Speculation about Jagger’s condition began when the band announced over the weekend that it was postponing the tour because he needed “medical treatment,” according to a statement released by the band.
Bandmate Ronnie Wood thanked fans for all their messages in support of Jagger.
We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick 💪 ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us 🎸🎶🎤 🎸🎶 @RollingStones
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 30, 2019
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, who has been bandmates with Jagger since 1962, tweeted his support for Jagger.
A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 30, 2019