Fans were shocked by the news over the weekend that the Rolling Stones canceled their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger needing to undergo heart surgery. But perhaps ticketholders shouldn’t lose hope of seeing the British icons on stage soon, at least according to one doctor.
While not his physician, Dr. Eric H. Awtry, the vice chairman of cardiology at Boston Medical Center, believes that the Stones frontman could be out of the hospital in 24 hours and back to normal activities in just weeks if he only needs a stent. “He may bounce back pretty quickly.
He could potentially be back on tour in a couple of weeks,” says Awtry, who also notes that if Jagger needs a valve replacement, as reported in some places, that recovery could take months.