Ronnie Wood describes Sir Mick Jagger as a "medical marvel".
The Rolling Stones guitarist loaded praise on the 'Satisfaction' frontman after his "superhuman" recuperation from heart surgery, and thinks his 75-year-old friend's wellness routine has "done him a lot of favors".
Speaking in Chicago as the band commenced their 'No Filter North American' tour - which was delayed due to Mick Jagger's operation - Ronnie Wood revealed to The Sun newspaper: ‘The doctors said they've never operated on an athlete at 75 preceding - we had a great snicker about that.’
Ronnie Wood (left) says Mick Jagger (right) is doing way good in his recovery following heart surgery.
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The physician explained Mick is fit and sets aside three hours a day to do exercise which has done him plenty of favors in later life. The doctor said had such type of operation done on a 75-year-old (not in retirement) they would go back behind a desk. They admired Mick's condition saying their team has never had a case where the guy hasn't had a desk job.
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Ronnie, 72, even hinted the legendary singer is even better than ever before. He said Mick has been harder to stop as of the moment and 'like all over the place.'
The current tour schedules come after the group needed to postpone the original run in April, while Mick experienced heart valve replacement procedure.
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His Superheavy bandmate Dave Stewart recently shared about the 'Paint It Black' singer and likewise revealed he was working out while they were in the studio together. He previously explained there was one time, were all of them were in his place in Mustique, and Mickie had a room that's a cross between a gym, had a nice echo-y sound.
They were recording in there, but while Dave was busy working out something, Mickie would just do 120 press-ups.
"And then we were doing something else he'd do 300 sit-ups. And then running six miles," Dave concluded.
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The coast-to-coast tour, which the Stones have assured will feature classic hits, eying for stops in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Tickets sold for the original dates are being honored, but those who couldn't attend were able to get refunds by using their Ticketmaster accounts.