Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is ready to overlook the band’s forthcoming US tour as he recovers from an unspecified medical process.
“For as soon as my timing has been a bit of off,” the 80-year-old mentioned in an announcement posted to Twitter, including he had been informed it might “take some time” for him to “get absolutely match”.
Sir Mick Jagger mentioned the band look ahead to welcoming Watts again “as quickly as he’s absolutely recovered” following information that the drummer is prone to miss the resumption of the Rolling Stones No Filter Tour this autumn.
Steve Jordan will change Watts when the tour begins in St Louis on 26 September, with dates additionally scheduled for Pittsburgh, Nashville, Minneapolis, Dallas and extra.
Watts mentioned: “After all of the followers’ struggling brought on by COVID I actually are not looking for the various followers who’ve been holding tickets for this tour to be disenchanted by one other postponement or cancellation.
“I’ve due to this fact requested my nice pal Steve Jordan to face in for me.”
Watts’ spokesman mentioned: “Charlie has had a process which was fully profitable, however I collect his medical doctors this week concluded that he now wants correct relaxation and recuperation.
“With rehearsals beginning in a few weeks it is very disappointing to say the least, nevertheless it’s additionally truthful to say nobody noticed this coming.”
The Solar stories that Watts underwent a process in London after “medical doctors noticed an issue throughout a routine check-up”.
Sir Mick tweeted: “We actually look ahead to welcoming Charlie again as quickly as he’s absolutely recovered. Thanks to our pal Steve Jordan for stepping in, so we are able to nonetheless play all of the reveals for you this fall.”
Jordan added it’s an “absolute honour and privilege” to be Watts’ understudy.
He mentioned: “I’m trying ahead to rehearsing with Mick, Keith and Ronnie. Nobody will probably be happier than me to surrender my seat on the drum-riser as quickly as Charlie tells me he’s good to go.”
In 2004, Watts was handled for throat most cancers at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital.