Last week rocker 75-year-old Mick Jagger had heart-valve replacement surgery, forcing the Rolling Stones to cancel several shows of their No Filter North American tour.
But the good news is that Jagger is back on his feet and recovering well after his surgery. The Rolling Stones frontman and father of eight shared a photo on his Instagram page that revealed that he is healing and feeling stronger after his surgery. The caption reads, “A walk in the park !”
As you can see, Jagger looks jaunty and at ease, and fans and friends were quick to wish him well on his recovery, including famous pals like Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Real Housewives of New York City alum Heather Thompson.
Some of his children, including 19-year-old Lucas and 27-year-old Georgia, also wished their father well, as did fellow Stone Keith Richards’ daughter Theodora Richards.
Part of the reason Richards was able to be up and walking again so soon after his heart surgery is that doctors were able to execute a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, which means they didn’t have to perform open heart surgery.
His recovery is still ongoing, but fans are hopeful this could mean the No Filter tour can begin anew without a hitch. For now, the tour is slated to begin in July rather than April, giving Jagger more time to recover.
Jagger’s brother Chris Jagger revealed to The Mirror’s Sunday People that their father died from a similar condition, and that the valve issue was discovered via a routine checkup. This same condition is what led to the fatal heart attack that claimed the life of rocker Joe Strummer, who fronted The Clash.
“It happened to Joe [Strummer]. He came back from walking the dogs and his wife found him collapsed on the sofa. He had this valve problem,” said Chris, adding, “Maybe [Mick] will slow down. Touring is a pressure.”
Somehow we doubt anything can slow down this bona fide rock star! Congrats on your smooth recovery, Mick.