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Mick Jagger at the Deauville Film Festival, 2014

Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is recovering well in New York City’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York after undergoing a successful heart valve procedure on Thursday evening.

The 75-year-old rocker — who appeared with the rest of the band in Israel to the delight of fans in June 2014 — tweeted his thanks to his fans around the world on Friday afternoon for the millions of prayers and messages of support he received.


His rep said in a statement that he is “doing well” and expected to make a “full recovery” following the operation that took place Thursday evening.

The group had to postpone their tour earlier in the week after Jagger was admitted to the hospital for the procedure, which included placement of a stent in one of his arteries.

A father of eight, Jagger was ordered to remain in the hospital for at least the next few days: doctors say his body requires at least four or five days’ rest in order to allow the artery to heal properly.

More recovery time will then be required before he can get back on the stage to resume the U.S. leg of the group’s ‘No Filter’ tour, which was set to kick off in another two weeks.

The first show was scheduled for April 20 in Miami. A statement by the band said tickets will be valid for rescheduled dates.



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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.