Rolling Stones postpone tour so Mick Jagger can get medical treatment
75-year-old lead vocalist told by doctors 'he cannot go on tour at this time'
The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour, which included one stop in Canada, so lead vocalist Mick Jagger can get "medical treatment."
The legendary rock band, known for classics such as Satisfaction and You Can't Always Get What You Want, announced Saturday that Jagger, 75, was informed by doctors "he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment," but that his prognosis is good.
"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 said.
The source of Jagger's illness remains a mystery, with no other details given.
The group was supposed to kick off its No Filter Tour in Miami, Fla. on April 20 and was slated to perform at one Canadian location along the way: Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ont., on June 29.
Jagger told Canadian and American fans he's "so sorry."
"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," he tweeted."
I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.<br>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.—@MickJagger
Ticketholders are being advised to keep their existing tickets, which will still be valid for rescheduled dates.
The Stones says those dates "will be announced shortly."
With files from the Associated Press