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Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Sidelined By Surgery, Taking A Temporary Leave From Tour

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 05: Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones performs at MetLife Stadium on August 05, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Charlie Watts, famed drummer of the Rolling Stones, has pulled out of their upcoming U.S. tour after undergoing surgery.

The 80-year-old’s operation was “completely successful”┬ábut the band said he needs some time to recover.

The Stones’ rescheduled stadium run, which kicks off on September 26 in St. Louis, will instead feature Steve Jordan on drums.

Jordan previously played in guitarist Keith Richards’ side project X-Pensive Winos.

Do you have tickets to see the Stones this year? Will this be your 1st time seeing them in concert — or have you seen them before?


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