First things first: Although news arrived Saturday that Mick Jagger would need “medical treatment,” thereby postponing The Rolling Stones’ North American tour dates, the band relayed to fans that the rock star frontman is expected to make a full recovery.
“Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming U.S./Canada tour dates,” a statement from the group reads. “We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.”
Jagger, 75, “has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” it continues, though no other details regarding these treatments were provided and a rep for Jagger declined to comment further. “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.”
There are 17 affected concerts, beginning with the Hard Rock Stadium gig in Miami on April 20 and ending with the one at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Canada on June 29.
Jagger himself apologized to fans in a separate statement released on social media.
“I really hate letting you down like this,” he wrote. “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.”
Lucas, Jagger’s 19-year-old son, chimed in amongst the comments on the musician’s Instagram post to say, “Love you Dadda. You will [be] back fast!”