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The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood reflects on the austerity of Mick Jagger’s ‘superhuman’ recovery from heart surgery

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If there is anyone that can strut around on stage in 11 weeks after a heart operation at the age of 75 years, it’s Mick Jagger.

The see-saw, which confirmed his status as the world’s fittest great-great-grandpa, the front man of the Rolling Stones’ return to Chicago on Friday.

The AMERICAN leg of the band’s No Filter tour-it was postponed due to Sir Mick’s heart surgery.

But for now, it’s back on. It all started in the city’s 61,500-seat Soldier Field, the stadium, and after the rolling Stones frontman defied medical expectations and, with a quick recovery, and his band mates have earned him the label of “super-human”.

Speaking of Chicago, the band’s only UK interview since He ” s surgery, a guitarist Ronnie Wood, 72, said: “The doctors said that she had never had surgery for an athlete (75 — for-the – we had a really good laugh about it.

“He’s just so fit, that he sets aside three hours a day practicing, and that’s done him a lot of favours in later life. He is truly a super-human.

“Most of the time, when this type of operation is performed on a 75-year-old is not retired, they go back behind a desk. She had never been a case where the man hasn’t had an office job.

“He’s a medical miracle, it is He.”

In fact, He reckons the legendary front man, is more fit than ever before.

He said, “Oh, God, he’s even harder to stop now. It’s kind of like, ‘Mick, come here, I want to talk to you,” and he’s all over the place. He is in really good shape.”

Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, as they resume their ‘No Filter Tour’ North American Tour at Soldier Field, on the 21st of June, 2019 at the latest, in the morning. The tour was delayed while Jagger recovers from a heart procedure.
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It was three weeks before the Stones’ North American run is due to start, that He named the band members, Ronnie, Keith Richards, 75, and Charlie Watts, 78, in his hotel room. Visibly upset, he told me that he needed an urgent surgery to fix a problem with his heart and was not fit to run it.

In spite of the nightmare of the revision of the 17 shows, there was never any doubt about that. She wanted to be alone, but He is to be the best. The music may take a backseat.

He said: “He had the knowledge of the doctors, that one day he would have to take care of this problem with his heart, but he had no idea it would come this soon.

“He has called us to his room and said,” I have to do.” He felt so bad about it. We said, “don’t feel bad, if it needs to be done, then do it, then we can carry on sale of the century’. And now, we are ready to rock and be happy.”

Their tour has already grossed a £188million and has been viewed by 1,506,259 fans in Europe.

This leg was intended to begin in Miami on the 20th of April, and the Stones will be back on stage sooner than expected, thanks to Mick’s recovery.

I know She is in a suite at Chicago’s Peninsula Hotel. The rocker, who has been sober for ten years, but it came with a can of diet Coke.

The father-of-six, whose children range in age from two to 42, was casually dressed in a black hoodie over a patterned shirt, a pair of skinny jeans and trainers.

He told me of his two-year-old twins, Gracie and Alice had been with him on the trip, and to see a Cirque du Soleil show, with his mother, Ronnie’s third wife, Sally, 41, this afternoon.

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They took the small children to the Rock, and his wife, Patti Hansen ‘s retreat in the turks and Caicos islands in the Bahamas.

He said: “When He was in his, Keith said, you might as well go to a place in the sun.

“So, we have a twin down there, and that’s where they were on the potty-training. Keith was over the moon. He said: “She came in as a tiny baby, and left as a little girl.'”

As an older father, with all the stress, it is not easy. His thatch of hair barely grey.

He said: “It’s something I’m really proud of it. I have never, ever dyed it. Maybe it’s because I didn’t make it.”

Mick, who has eight children with five different women, has a two-year-old son, Arrived with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, is 32.

She is convinced that it is the living proof that a human being is capable of dealing with elderly parents.

He said: “Mick has been very little Dev and he’s looking forward to seeing him. My little ones, I just can’t get enough of it. If you have space in your life where you have the freedom to have them and look after them, then, yes, I would recommend it. It’s like having a second chance at life.

Since my sobriety, it’s like having a second chance at life, to see with clarity, with gratitude. It is an incredible feeling. I feel so good. And for those little blessings, it is the icing on the cake.”

To this day, the Stones’ pre – and post-performance routines are a world away from the hell-raising excesses of the Sixties and Seventies.

She told me that she could have something light to eat on the day of the gig — Mick, Charlie, fish, and vegetables, as he and the Fans would prefer shepherd’s pie.

After that, wind down, and they have a bowl of soup and go back to their hotel. Ronnie, who has battled with drugs and alcohol, and usually ends up watching crime documentaries on Netflix. And that’s just how he wants it to be.

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He said: “the dynamics of youth, and it was always in the pursuit of a high. The music is good, however, you may want to go higher and higher, so that you can relax with a drink, or anything else. You never used to think about it, it was the same as it is to keep track of the high.

“But right now, I can sit back and go,” My body is going to collapse if I keep piling it on, and do it like the old days’. I’m still very happy. I don’t think I’m missing something, but I’m a bit more sensible now. I’m tall enough, and for that I am grateful for that.”

Their 17-date US tour runs through the end of August. The band is going to have their own way of finding a window is to make, to work on their next full length album of original songs.

He says that the band doesn’t regularly keep in touch when you are not on tour or in the studio. I asked him if there was a Rolling Stones-WhatsApp-group-and he answered and said, smiling: “No.” Ha! I know you’re with me today.

“We are very, very poor communication. Charlie and Keith, and they still refuse to go online, they don’t carry the phone with them.

“Mick and I will stay up for a little bit. I can be Charlie, you are on the solid Rock and his wife, as we speak, but the thing is, is that we are so close to the road, and we have a little bit of space, and we know everyone is fine. The band is more communicative when She is asked to provide feedback on the impressive paintings on the wall.

While He’s recovering, he showed his Stones-themed take on Picasso’s 1925 painting, The Three Dancers, and one of the five that he made, which He seems to be portrayed as a woman.

He said, “Charlie, you have found it to be fun. Keith said, “I love Mick’s ‘t’s’.”

He is going to be releasing more art. In fact, there is no chance to get him to slow down, due to the fact that he’s a natural, “fidget.”

The same is true for the other parts. Even though their career is already over six decades, this is the one to call it quits. He bounce back from his surgery and has just highlighted their resilience. He and Charlie have both fought the fight against cancer, and Jim has recovered from a serious head injury.

He said: “Somebody up there likes us. We will continue to go on and thank our lucky stars. Fortunately, it is not left with any scars that have stopped us from progressing. It is the best thing ever with the original.

“We have been at our peak, health-wise, when we play together. Charlie was visibly perks up when we start playing together, and he physically looks and feels better, we all know that.

“It’s like a drug. We don’t have to stop working. If all goes well, there will be a new album and a new tour.

“It will be great, but let’s get this one over with first.”

This article was originally published in The Sun.

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