Mick Jagger’s Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Keeps Him Going

The heart of rock and roll continues to beat: Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, has successfully undergone non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery and is recovering well.

Indeed, the 75-year-old artist plans to return to the road this summer. Such a rapid recovery would have been impossible just a few years ago.

Non-invasive heart valve replacement surgery did not exist when the Rolling Stones first appeared on the music scene in 1962. Individuals in Jagger’s situation would have had to have traditional open-heart surgery, which would have required anesthesia and put them at a higher risk of infection and other consequences.