Mick Jagger has reportedly been forced to take a month off after a routine scan discovered ‘something untoward’ ahead of the upcoming Rolling Stones tour.
The Rolling Stones rocker, 75, has delayed the band’s American No Filter tour and took to Twitter to announce the news on Saturday.
An insider suggested that Mick will ‘recover quickly’, but added that the mystery illness will be monitored and may require medical treatment, according to
Postponed: Mick Jagger has been forced to take a month off after a routine scan discovered ‘something untoward’ ahead of the upcoming Rolling Stones tour
An insider told the website: ‘As happens ahead of every tour, Mick had a routine screening where something untoward was found. It is something that needs monitoring over the next month, and may require hospital treatment.’
‘It’s a setback, but Mick trains like an athlete and looks after himself. He’ll get better quickly.’
Following the news Mick took to Twitter to apologise to his fans in America and Canada, revealing that he is ‘devastated’ to have to ‘let them down’.
Delayed: The Rolling Stones rocker, 75, has delayed the American tour and will reportedly be admitted to hospital in the next few weeks for treatment, according to The Sun
Mick penned: ‘I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this.
‘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.’
A statement from his management read: ‘Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US/Canda tour dates…
The big reveal: His management posted a lengthy statement to apologise for the inconvenience
‘We apologise for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly…
‘Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. 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.’
His son Lucas, 19, wrote under his statement: ‘Love you Dadda. You will back fast!’ MailOnline has contacted representatives for Mick for comment.
The show goes on: He was deeply aplogetic to fans about the turn of events
Hopeful: Mick’s bandmate Ronnie Wood said of the frontman on Twitter: ‘We’ll miss you over the next few weeks, but we’re looking forward to seeing you all again very soon’
Mick’s bandmate Ronnie Wood said of the frontman on Twitter: ‘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 so much to us.’
In 2014, Mick was diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder in the wake of L’Wren Scott’s death, court papers revealed.
The band’s frontman had been largely silent about his feelings after his girlfriend of 13 years hanged herself in March of that year.
But privately he was left so upset that he was told by a doctor not to perform for a month, according to papers filed in an £8million battle between the band and their insurers.
The Stones were forced to postpone the Australia and New Zealand leg of their world tour when L’Wren died – but their insurers refused to pay out, saying their policy did not cover suicide.
Shock: In 2014, Mick was diagnosed with acute traumatic stress disorder in the wake of L’Wren Scott’s death, court papers revealed (the couple pictured together in 2012)
Acute traumatic stress disorder can cause flashbacks, nightmares, feelings of guilt and emotional numbness.
If these symptoms continue for more than a month it becomes post-traumatic stress disorder, often associated with soldiers returning from war zones.
In a High Court filing as part of the fight with their insurers, the band state: ‘Upon learning of Miss Scott’s death, Sir Mick Jagger became stricken with grief.
‘Following examination by his physicians, Sir Mick Jagger was diagnosed as suffering from acute traumatic stress disorder. His physicians advised [him] not to perform for at least 30 days.’
Happier times: The Stones were forced to postpone the Australia and New Zealand leg of their world tour when L’Wren died – but their insurers refused to pay out, saying their policy did not cover suicide (pictured in 2012)