Speculation is running rampant on what is wrong with Mick Jagger following Saturday's announcement that The Rolling Stones' No Filter tour has been postponed while he undergoes "medical treatment."
Rolling Stone says it has confirmed that will have a heart valve replaced this Friday in New York.
Meanwhile, Billboard reports that the tour will be rescheduled for the summer, with July being the likely month where they start things up again. John Meglen of Concert West, the tour's promoter, says, "We're beginning to look at the rescheduling options and we’re going to try and do this as quickly as we can. Everyone’s health and happiness comes first." He adds that the new dates could be announced "in the next couple of weeks."
The Stones were in Miami for rehearsals when Jagger received the news. But it didn't stop him from going to the beach with his girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, and their two-year-old son, Deveraux.
Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards were also in Miami, where the tour was scheduled to start on April 20th, and each sent Mick their best.
“We’ll miss you over the next few weeks," said Woody, "but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick ~ thanks for your supportive messages it means so much to us.”
And Keith adds, “A big disappointment for everyone but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon. Mick, we are always there for you!”
The news that Jagger is not well comes as a surprise, especially since he is the most health-conscious member of the band, always maintaining a rigorous exercise regimen that includes cycling, running, kickboxing and ballet lessons.
Both Ronnie and Charlie Watts have had bouts of cancer, and Keith had brain surgery after falling out of a palm tree in 2006.