Ronnie Wood Says Mick Jagger is 'Doing Well' After Heart Surgery

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Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs live on stage at Murrayfield Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Laughter, as the old axiom has it, is the best medicine. And it’s apparently working wonders for Mick Jagger, as the Rolling Stones frontman recovers from heart surgery.

Speaking with Hello Magazine, the Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood said he and his bandmates are keeping Jagger’s spirits up with some amusing homemade videos. 

"Sally [Wood's wife] and I went on a break to the Caribbean with Keith [Richards] and [his wife] Patti and sent him videos of us playing and singing get well songs on the guitar.”

He added "That cracked him up. We're all so pleased that he's doing well."

As Jagger works his way back to health, Wood is indulging his other creative passion, painting. The former Faces axeman has painted five Picasso-inspired works, which “amused and impressed" the band’s ailing singer. "He is doing really well,” Wood told Hello. “I spoke to him yesterday and he’s feeling great." 

Earlier this month, Jagger underwent successful surgery to replace a heart valve and was back on his feet in a matter of days. The 75 year-old rock ‘n’ roll legend is expected to make a full recovery, though It’s unclear exactly when he’ll be back at the mic (and moving like Jagger).

The Stones rescheduled their 17-date North American No Filter Tour, due to begin this month, so that Jagger could have the procedure. The Stones are expected to reschedule most the dates, though they dropped out of the Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Source familiar with the tour told Billboard the veteran band should be able to return to the road this July.