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Mick Jagger is back and looking stronger than ever after undergoing heart valve surgery less than three months ago. The legendary 75-year-old rock star returned to the stage with the Rolling Stones at Chicago’s Solider Field on Friday. Jagger posted on Instagram last night, thanking his fans for their well wishes and support throughout his recovery.
The Rolling Stones frontman canceled the band’s North American leg of their “No Filter” tour in April when he had to get surgery to replace a valve in his heart. Fortunately, recovery seemed to be a smooth and easy process for Jagger. About a month ago, he shared an Instagram video of himself rehearsing for the tour. In the video, Jagger was showing off his signature dance moves without missing a beat.
At last night’s performance, Jagger stole the spotlight sporting a checkered, black-and-white leather jacket and a pair of slim-fitting, black pants. NBC News reports that the show was sold out with more than 60,000 fans in attendance. Jagger kicked off the show by aptly singing, “Street Fighting Man,” one of the Stones’s greatest hits. Jagger reportedly gave a lively performance without any hint of being on the mend. Acknowledging the positive energy in the crowd, Jagger shouted, “It feels pretty good.” Jagger sang for more than two hours and ended the show with an epic finale filled with fireworks to “Let’s Spend the Night Together.”
We’re glad to see Jagger back in action and doing the thing he does best: entertaining. You can catch Jagger and the Stones on tour this summer throughout the country. For more information on concert dates and tickets, visit their official website.