PASADENA, CA — The much-anticipated Rolling Stones North American tour was postponed over the weekend because of an illness afflicting singer Mick Jagger.
The band did not specify the ailment affecting the 75-year-old legend. The announcement ends plans for the May 11 Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, which is one among 17 dates postponed, including an April 20 concert in Miami and all shows up through a July 29 performance at Canada’s Burl’s Creek Event Grounds.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band said in a press release. “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.”
“I hate letting our fans down and I’m hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour but am looking forward to getting back on stage as soon as I can,” added Jagger.
Fans, who purchased tickets for the Saturday show, received an email Saturday from Ticketmaster telling them to hold on to their tickets for the new concert date, which has not yet been announced.
City News Service contributed to this report.