Rolling Stones Mick Jagger to undergo cardiac surgery this week, reports say | Ents & Arts News



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Reports in the United States say Sir Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is scheduled to undergo surgery this week to replace a damaged valve in his heart.

Over the weekend, they postponed the American part of the current tour, so that Sir Mick could undergo medical treatment after being told by doctors that he could not introduce himself.

According to the New York Post's "Page Six" website, Jagger has a damaged valve in his heart, and is poised to receive a stent, raising concerns about the veteran musician's health.

A stent is placed inside the heart to keep the arteries open
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A stent is placed inside the heart to keep the arteries open

The 75-year-old man once appeared to synthesize sex, drugs and rock and roll, but his hedonistic lifestyle is now firmly in the past.

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

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 17: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs live on the stage on the opening night of the European leg of his No Filter Tour at Croke Park on May 17, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan / Getty Images)
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Jagger has put his drug past behind him in recent years

He is also known for eating and drinking healthily and exercising regularly, with some stating that he runs up to eight miles a day in an effort to keep his famous 28-inch waistline.

He was spotted on a Miami beach Sunday, relieving worries that the singer is seriously ill.

But despite being in peak physical condition, the singer has not avoided health problems and will undergo surgery at a New York hospital this week.

Jagger will receive a stent, which is a small metal tube that is inserted into the body to open the arteries.

The procedures usually involve inserting the tube into an artery using a small balloon-like inflated device before being removed, leaving the stent in place.

Patients usually recover quickly when they receive a stent and can stay out of hospital only 24 hours after surgery.

Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve
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Reports say that Mick Jagger is set to receive a stent in order to replace a damaged valve

There are also some suggestions that Jagger can get chest surgery and get a heart valve replacement.

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

The North American part of the No Filter tour of the Rolling Stones was set to start in Miami in just a few weeks, but was postponed.

On Sunday, Jagger told his fans, "I really hate to disappoint you like this … but I'll be working hard to be back on the road as fast as possible."

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