Mick Jagger's heart surgery was successful

News 08/04/2019

Mick Jagger has successfully undergone a heart valve replacement procedure.

Described as a "minimally invasive" surgery, The Rolling Stones vocalist is reportedly resting for recovery in a local New York hospital. Billboard reports that Jagger was given a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), where surgeons were able to repair the heart valve using a catheter that accesses a major artery without needing to cut open Jagger's chest.

Jagger had posted a message on Facebook thanking fans for their support, "Thank you everyone for all your messages of support," he writes. "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."

TAVR allowed Jagger to recover rapidly compared to a more conventional method. He could be released from the hospital within a few days if no complications were found.

The band had postponed their 'No Filter' tour schedule for Jagger's medical condition. Although any rescheduled dates were yet to be announced, Billboard expects the shows will probably now take place in July.

The Rolling Stones are expecting to release a new compilation this April 19th, titled 'Honk'.