By Kerri-Ann Roper, PA Entertainment Editor
Sir Mick Jagger said the Rolling Stones look forward to welcoming Charlie Watts back « as soon as he is fully recovered » after it became known that the Drummer is likely to miss the band’s upcoming US tour.
A Watts spokesman, 80, confirmed that he is « unlikely to resume the Rolling Stones USA No Filter Tour this fall, » as he stands recovered from unspecified medical procedure.
The band is scheduled to resume touring in the US in September after being postponed last year.
Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones probably won’t be able to join the band when they resume their US tour in September (Jane Barlow / PA)
The Watts spokesman said, « Charlie had a procedure that was completely successful, but I assume his doctors concluded this week that he needs adequate rest and rest now.
» There Rehearsals begin in a couple of weeks, so it’s very disappointing to say the least, but it’s also fair to say no one saw this coming. « Following the news, Sir Mick Watts’ replacement, Steve Jordan, welcomed the Will join the band when the tour begins in St. Louis on September 26th.
We look forward to welcoming Charlie back as soon as he is fully recovered. Many thanks to our friend Steve Jordan for stepping in so that we can still play all the shows for you this fall. https://t.co/IOoLgIQqND
He tweeted: “We are very happy to see Charlie again as soon as he has fully recovered. Thanks to our friend Steve Jordan for stepping in so we can play all the shows for you this fall. ”
The Sun reports that Watts underwent a procedure in London after“ doctors discovered a problem during a routine check-up had « .
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In a statement, the drummer said: “For once, my timing was a little off. I’m working hard to get fully fit, but today, on the advice of the experts, I accepted that this will take a while.
« After all the fan suffering from Covid, I really don’t want the many RS- Fans who hold tickets for this tour are disappointed by another postponement or cancellation.
Tickets for previously planned shows will be taken into account (Ticketmaster will contact ticket holders of canceled shows, & will offer preferential tickets for the next show at the canceled concert if possible on). Sign up for New Orleans, LA & Vegas at https://t.co/mJYpZiox1d pic.twitter.com/fnOXaekr2p
He added, “I’m looking forward to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. Nobody will be happier than me to give up my place on the drum riser as soon as Charlie tells me he’s ready to go. «
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