Charlie: emergency operation!

Charlie Watts plays Düsseldorf, June 19, 2014, pic by yours truly

Oh no! Charlie had to be undergo an emergency operation!

That operation however has been fully successful! And that is the most important part.

So get well soon Charlie!

After that operation, Charlie faces ‘several weeks’ of recovery. Thus, he can’t join the band (at least for the first part) of the No Filter US Tour, starting September  26th in St. Louis. 

As a replacement, Steve Jordan has already been booked. He’s known to be a friend of the band and was/is a member of the Expensive Winos. Charlie comments:

“I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while. After all the disappointment with delays to the tour caused by Covid, I really don’t want the many Stones fans in the States who have been holding tickets to have another postponement or cancellation. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me.”

The Sun also adds this remarable information:

The Rolling Stones aim to have him back fighting fit for the band’s big 60th anniversary celebrations in 2022, when they will release their first album of ­original songs in 17 years.

To me, that sounds like the official confirmation about the next tour – in the EU this time – and the plans for the looooooong awaited new album… 

REHEARSALS will start in a couple of weeks!

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