Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger is set to have a stent placed in his heart followingthe band’s tour postponement, Page Six has learned.
“You can be back at work within weeks” following the procedure, a source tells us. “But it could be because the health checks are all set into the insurance for the tour, maybe they’re being careful” by postponing the tour.
According to Drudge Report, who first reported Jagger would undergo surgery, the procedure will take place in New York City this week and the 75-year-old Stones frontman is expected to make a full recovery. Sources told the site Jagger is in “extraordinary physical condition.”
A rep for Jagger did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
The band’s North American “No Filter” tour, which was set to kick off in a few weeks, was postponed after Jagger was diagnosed with an undisclosed illness.
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the Stones said in a statement over the weekend.
A source told Page Six at the time, “This is not a serious thing” and the band was already in the process of rebooking the tour dates.
“I really hate letting you down like this,” Jagger said in a statement. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”