On the mend! Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, shared with Us Weekly that the singer is on the upswing after undergoing heart surgery on April 5.
“He’s doing wonderful,” the ballet dancer, 32, told Us while attending Youth America Grand Prix’s 20th Anniversary Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday, April 18. “That’s all I’m saying, but wonderful.”
The Rolling Stones frontman echoed her sentiments to TMZ while leaving the venue, where he was took in Hamrick’s choreography debut in“Porte Rouge.” The ballet was set to music by his band and Jagger, 75, orchestrated the piece.
“Good,” he replied when asked how he was feeling.
Hamrick, who welcomed her first child, son Devereux, with the rocker in December 2016, gushed about having her significant other at the event. “I’m just so happy he saw it, everyone saw it and it seems like people enjoyed it and that was my goal — get people to smile,” she told Us. “I was like, ‘We need to put something in the program. Close your eyes if you don’t like the choreography because you’ll like the music.’” (Jagger also shares daughter Karis, 48, with Marsha Hunt, Jade, 47, with ex-wife Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth, 35, and Georgia, 27, and sons James, 33, Gabriel, 21, with ex Jerry Hall and son Lucas, 19, with Luciana Gimenez.)
The “Sympathy for the Devil” crooner shared an Instagram photo of himself at a park on April 11.
Outlets including CNN and Rolling Stone magazine reported that Jagger underwent surgery to put a stent in his heart on April 5.
“Mick Jagger has successfully undergone treatment,” the actor’s rep, Fran Curtis, told Reuters that same day. “He is doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery,”
The Stones announced on March 30 that they were putting their North American No Filter tour on hold due to Jagger’s health issues.
“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s rep told Us in a statement. “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.”
The rocker thanked his fans for their support via social media following his procedure: “Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend.”
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With reporting by Diana Cooper
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