Published : Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 5:35 AM
Sources told the Drudge Report Monday the reason The Rolling Stones postponed their May 11 Rose Bowl concert is that frontman Mick Jagger, 75, is set undergo heart valve replacement surgery from which he vows to recover in as little as six weeks.
The Pasadena performance was one of 17 scrapped dates for the Stones’ “No Filter” tour which was supposed to kick off April 20 in Miami, Fla.
But the insiders also told Drudge that Jagger is in “extraordinary physical condition.”
“Mick is one of the fittest 75-year-olds on the planet,” a source said in the English newspaper Daily Mirror. “Just look at him on stage. If anyone can pull it back, Mick can. He intends to be fighting fit and raring to go in six weeks.”
Jagger is already in the United States ahead of the medical procedure, scheduled to take place in New York City.
“I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can,” Jagger said.
A music industry source told the New York Post that doctors discovered the problem when Jagger underwent a pre-tour check-up.
Tour promoters AEG Presents / Concerts West advise people who have tickets to attend these shows to hold onto their existing tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates.
“This is not a serious thing,” a source close to the band told the Post, insisting fans should hold onto their tickets because The Stones are already “in the process of rebooking.”