Mick Jagger and 'The Rolling Stones' are legendary in their own rights with the band along with 'The Beatles,' ushering the 60s British Invasion of the American music scene. The legendary band is regarded as one of the best in the world, with the eccentric frontman of the group getting the lion share of the attention from media and the public.
Mick Jagger’s dance moves, his singing voice is a gold mine for people to parody, but these are also the reason why he is popular the world over. Mick Jagger gave some legendary performances over the years, and while with the band, he was also living the life of a rock star he is.
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The parties, the drugs, the alcohol, we all know how the life of a rockstar starts and ends. The thing here is the fact he did not die after all the weird things the band did in the 70s and 80s. But all those substance abuse and alcohol are going to take its toll, which is what happened with Mick and his multiple trips to the hospital with the most recent one being for heart surgery.
So What Happened With Mick Jagger’s Heart?
The Rolling Stones was on a World Tour when the next leg of the tour brought them to America, where they were supposed to play for a few dates in the US and Canada. But then the band announced they would not be able to keep their dates because of some health complications of the frontman Mick Jagger.
The singer was said to be taking advice from doctors who told him; he could not perform with the condition he was in. The news of the cancellation of the tour and the health issue of the singer was revealed on 30 March 2019. “Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. 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 band said in a statement and asked the ticket holders of the concert to hold on to their tickets.
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Mick went for surgery, and though the exact cause of the heart problem and what he was suffering from was kept under wraps, the people over at Heart Valve Surgery.com talked about the possibility of the singer suffering from Aortic Stenosis, which in layman’s term mean a narrow heart valve.
After the surgery, reports came out of the surgery was a success, and the singer recovering fine, and if there are no complications in the postop, the singer would be discharged.
What was the Procedure Used?
The people familiar with the case stated the surgery was to replace a valve and not to repair the existing one, but instead of opening his chest, the doctors used a less invasive technique to get to the damaged valve.
Mick was put through a less invasive process called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). In this procedure, instead of the doctors opening the chest, the doctors used a catheter to get access to the heart through a major artery. They repaired the heart valve, and the singer was said to be on the mend with the doctors keeping an eye on his condition to be safe; there is no further complication after the replacement surgery.
How was Mick Doing After the Surgery?
After the surgery was done, the singer took to Facebook and thanked the fans who wished him well. He wrote, “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.”
The singer was doing well, and after he left the hospital, six weeks later the singer was seen dancing and singing. With the singer said to be back to full strength, two months after the surgery. He was back on stage three months after the surgery, and he is still doing well, so the surgery was a success, and the singer is doing fine.
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