The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently underwent heart surgery, leading to The Rolling Stones postponing their ‘No Filter’ North American tour. Fortunately Jagger recovered quickly and the band are preparing to return to the road. Howard Stern recently gave his surprising take on Mick Jagger’s surgery.
Keith said regarding Jagger’s health in a new Toronto Sun interview, “He went through it very easily. He’s in great shape — rocking. As I say, it seemed to be no problem at all really.”
Richards said it wasn’t much of a scare when it came to the health of members of the band, so it seems nobody is worried about an imminent death.
“I don’t think so,” he says slowly, laughing. “It was just, ‘Oh, Mick will be better.’ We’ll just wait around because there was no doubt that we’d soon pick it up. It just had to be done. So we did it.”
He later said his solo career made him respect what Jagger does more, “Doing my time with the (backing band X-Pensive) Winos, yeah, it made me appreciate a lot more what Mick has to do and what a frontman has to do,” said Richards.
“So yeah, you live and learn, you know.”
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recently had successful heart surgery, and <a href=”https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/less-invasive-heart-procedure-performed-on-mick-jagger-now-being-done-at-hsn-1435026″ rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Sudbury is reporting that Dr. Mark Henderson at Health Sciences North credited Dr. John Webb of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for helping create the innovative procedure, and that he trained the doctors who performed the surgery on Jagger. He said the health risk for Jagger with aortic valve failure could have been ‘fatal’ and that the surgery is a major medical advancement.
He said the aortic valve implant involves a puncture into the patient’s groin area to access the femoral artery. From there, the tiny valve is inserted via a long narrow tube called a catheter. The surgeons can then use an imaging process such as x-ray to guide the catheter to the aortic valve in the heart.
The new valve is implanted over the damaged valve. The catheter tube is removed and the new valve begins working immediately.
Later on Dr. Henderson said:
“The TAVI procedure, the way it is done now, you are admitted on the day of the procedure. You have sedation; no general anesthetic. There is no incision in the chest or leg. The catheter is inserted by needle puncture and the new aortic valve, which is somewhat miniaturized, is advanced up to where the aortic valve is then it is deployed,” he explained.