Music icon Mick Jagger performed on stage with his band The Rolling Stones for the first time since his heart surgery earlier in the year.
The 75-year-old had to be hospitalised and underwent a heart valve replacement. This led to the band postponing 14 dates on their No Filter Tour in the United States.
On Friday, Jagger made a triumphant return to the stage. He performed for more than three hours in front of 60,000 fans at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
The gig kicked off the rescheduled leg of the North American tour, with fans sharing photos and videos on social media showing Jagger singing and dancing.
After the show, the Rolling Stones frontman posted on Instagram and Twitter, “Thank you for a great opening show Chicago.”
According to TMZ, the fans were pleased with the bands selection of their most iconic hits, including Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfaction, Start Me Up, Honky Tonky Women, Gimme Shelter, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Paint it Black.
Jagger told Toronto radio station Q107 earlier in June, “I’m feeling pretty good. Been rehearsing a lot lately in the last few weeks.
“This morning (I did) a bit of gym. Nothing crazy. Then I go into rehearsal with the rest of the band.”
He also revealed that, despite his age, he still enjoys touring. Just as long as it’s not all the time.
“(Today I) spend three or four months on the road in a year and that seems to be quite a good balance.”
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Written by Jayson Gardner