The Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has claimed he’s “on the mend” after undergoing surgery this week.
The 75-year-old took to social media in the early hours of Saturday to update fans on his condition following an operation.
In a post shared on Twitter, the frontman said he’s “feeling much better” and is being cared for well in hospital.
“Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend,” he wrote.
“And also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”
Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, 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.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 5, 2019
While Jagger gave no other details into what the surgery was for multiple news outlets, including Billboard magazine claimed he underwent a heart valve procedure in New York.
According to the publication, doctors successfully accessed the star’s heart valve through his femoral artery and are now monitoring his condition.
The announcement comes just days after it was revealed Jagger would step away from performing momentarily to receive medical treatment for an unspecified health issue.
In a statement, the band said that doctors had advised the 75-year-old not to tour. The Rolling Stones were due to kick off the tour in Florida on April 20 and conclude in Chicago on June 21.
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment,” the statement read.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 30, 2019
“The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”
The statement added that tickets will be valid for rescheduled dates.
Jagger also apologised directly to fans on social media: “I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”
Meanwhile, band mate Keith Richards wrote on Twitter: “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!”
Fans were quick to comment, with one writing: “Here’s to a speedy recovery! There’s no other frontman in the world like you.”
Another added: “We love you Mick! get well soon, your health is more important than the tour.”