Mick Jagger has delayed concerts after suffering from a “physical injury” sustained during tour preparations, sources have confirmed.
The Rolling Stones frontman sent shockwaves around the world and fans into a frenzy when it was announced that the band had postponed their tour of the US and Canada because Jagger had fallen ill.
In a statement, the band said that doctors had advised Jagger, 75, not to tour because he needs to receive medical treatment.
“I really hate letting you down like this,” the singer wrote in a statement to fans which was published on his social media channels on Saturday night. “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.”
Despite panic from fans about the long-term health of the rock star, sources have confirmed to The Telegraph that Jagger is in perfectly good health, but has in fact only injured himself after training for shows.
A source close to Jagger, who follows a strict diet and exercise regime, said: “It’s not a mystery illness, it’s a physical injury as a result of his strenuous pre-tour preparations. Doctors have told him to take it easy and to concentrate on his recovery. “
In a statement to Rolling Stone magazine, the band’s publicist had said that Jagger was “expected to make a complete recovery, so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible”. However no details were given about his health.
The band’s No Filter world tour officially started in September 2017 with a concert in Hamburg, Germany. The Rolling Stones have since toured across Europe and the UK and they announced shows in the US and Canada in November 2018.
The tour will be postponed for around a month and the promoters AEG Presents/Concerts West told fans that their tickets will still be valid at the rescheduled concerts.
Jagger’s bandmates were quick to show their support for Jagger. Keith Richards, 75, tweeted: “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 guitarist Ronnie Wood, 71, added: “We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Here’s to Mick – thanks for your supportive messages it means to much to us.”