Mick Jagger Of The Rolling Stones Reportedly Undergoes Successful Heart Valve Replacement Procedure
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger may be discharged from a New York City hospital in a few days after undergoing a successful heart valve procedure according to a Billboard report. Billboard’s sources say Mick is recovering and in great health.
The Rolling Stones postponed their 2019 North American tour due to Jagger needing to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure. Billboard noted the 75-year-old vocalist will be monitored for any potential issues that may come up in the wake of the operation. “The minimally invasive procedure allows Jagger to avoid major surgery — doctors are able to repair the heart valve using a catheter that accesses a major artery without opening the chest,” explained Billboard. A study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology puts the five-year survival rate for patients who undergo heart valve replacement surgery at 94 percent.
Recovery starts with four to five days of rest as per Billboard. Next will come a period of recuperation before Mick will be ready to head back on tour. There is no official word on when The Rolling Stones’ North American tour will be rescheduled and Jagger’s representatives did not respond to Billboard with comment before the publication’s article went to post.