Mick Jagger is back on his feet. The Rolling Stones singer posted a picture of a stroll in the park a week after the 75 year-old rock icon had surgery to replace a heart valve. Dressed in jeans, a dark blue dress shirt and gray baseball hat, Jagger posed in front of a tree filled with white spring blossoms, a slight smile on his face, with the caption “A walk in the park !”
It was unclear where the snap was taken, but it was promising to see Jagger up and out of his house so quickly after the surgery in New York.
A walk in the park ! pic.twitter.com/d13GySbHCC
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 11, 2019
Doctors were able to access Jagger’s heart valve through his femoral artery and have been monitoring the singer for any complications that could arise from the procedure, including excess bleeding. The Stones announced two weeks ago that they were rescheduling their North American No Filter Tour so that Jagger could have the procedure.
Originally slated to begin in April, the tour will now begin in July with new dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Jagger will need to rest after completing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), sources say. The minimally invasive procedure allows Jagger to avoid major surgery — doctors are able to repair the heart valve using a a catheter that accesses a major artery without opening the chest.
Last Friday, Jagger told fans he was feeling much better one day after the surgery. “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend,” he wrote. “And also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.”