After The Rolling Stones were forced to postpone their North American tour due to Mick Jagger having heart surgery, Keith Richards has been hit by the death of his close friend and SLO Ticketing founder Shelley Lazar. Lazar was an innovator in the premium ticketing and VIP industry, known as ‘The Ticket Queen,’ and called ‘MFTQ’ by Richards. Lazar died after a battle with cancer.
“Such a sad day for all who knew her. Shelley was the kindest, most generous and loved lady in the business,” Richards said in a statement. “She had an amazing sense of humor. She was a member of our family for so long, it seems impossible that she is no longer with us, leaving a huge hole in the universe. May she rest in peace.”
Jimmy Fallon tweeted, “Shelley Lazar was like no other. Really gonna miss her. She followed me to every cool show. Inside joke. Legend. Love. Oh my gosh love.”
Matt Drudge is reporting that The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will undergo heart valve replacement surgery in New York this week.
“WORLD EXCLUSIVE MON APR 01 2019 10:31:29 ET: Rocker Mick Jagger is set to undergo heart valve replacement surgery in NYC this week, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal… MORE… Jagger is expected to make a full recovery and will be back on stage by summer, sources explain. The procedure has a 95% success rate. And Jagger, 75, is in extraordinary physical condition… MORE.”
The Rolling Stones announced on Saturday, “Unfortunately today the Rolling Stones have had to announce the postponement of their upcoming US / Canada tour dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes those who have tickets to shows but wish to reassure fans to hold onto these existing tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates, which will be announced shortly.”
“Mick has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time, as he needs medical treatment. 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.”