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Mick Jagger 'doing well' after treatment that stalled gigs

Sky News logo Sky News 05/04/2019

Mick Jagger wearing a red shirt: According to reports, Mick Jagger is to get a stent put in his heart to replace a damaged valve © Reuters According to reports, Mick Jagger is to get a stent put in his heart to replace a damaged valve Sir Mick Jagger has successfully undergone treatment for a medical condition that led to the Rolling Stones postponed gigs in North America.

In a statement, a representative for the 75-year-old rocker said he is "doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery".

Details of his treatment have not been released, however, reports in the US in recent days have claimed that Jagger needed surgery to replace a damaged valve in his heart.

a close up of a persons hand: A stent is put inside the heart to keep arteries open © Other A stent is put inside the heart to keep arteries open

He would need a stent - a small tube used to open up arteries, the reports said, claiming he would be treated in a New York hospital.

a basket with a red ball: Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve © Other Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve

Other reports suggested he needed a replacement heart valve.

None of these claims have been confirmed.

Patients often see a quick recovery when getting a stent and can be out of the hospital just 24 hours after the surgery.

If left untreated, a blocked artery or damaged valve could lead to a heart attack, which would have far worse consequences for Jagger.

Jagger was spotted on a beach in Miami on Sunday, calming fears for his health.

Last week the Rolling Stones announced they were postponing their latest tour so Jagger could receive medical treatment.

He was told by doctors "he cannot go on tour at this time" and Jagger tweeted: "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."

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Jagger once appeared to epitomise sex, drugs and rock and roll, but his hedonistic lifestyle is now firmly in the past.

He gave up drugs when he met his second wife, Jerry Hall, and rarely drinks alcohol.

He is also known to eat and drink healthily and exercise regularly, with some claiming he runs up to eight miles a day, in an effort to maintain his famous 28-inch-waist.

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