Mick Jagger, 78, returns to the stage after Covid battle as The Rolling Stones rock out in Milan
The Rolling Stones gave an energetic performance at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan on Tuesday, as Mick Jagger, 78, made his first return to the stage since falling ill with Covid.
His bandmates Ronnie Wood, 75, and Keith Richards, 78, joined the rocker as the legendary band played to enthusiastic crowds.
Mick appeared healthy and cheerful as he held the microphone for his performance in black skinny jeans and a shimmering pink bomber jacket, embroidered with lace black designs.
Back at it: The Rolling Stones gave an energetic performance at Milan’s Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Tuesday, as Mick Jagger made his first return to the stage since falling ill with Covid
Ronnie also made a colorful appearance in a crimson and turquoise jacket over a white graphic t-shirt, while Keith wore a yellow beanie with a purple button placket.
Steve Jordan – who has been touring with the band after the death of longtime drummer Charlie Watts – looked chic in a black blazer suit.
Frontman Mick was also caught jumping up and down the stage dancing enthusiastically and whipping up the crowd.
It’s because he shared an update with fans this week after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates of the SIXTY tour.
Rockers: His bandmates Ronnie Wood, 75, and Keith Richards, 78, joined the rocker as the legendary band played to enthusiastic crowds
Post-Covid: Mick, 78, appeared in good health and cheerful as he belted out the microphone for his performance in black skinny jeans and a pink bomber jacket, embroidered with lace black designs
Pop of color: Ronnie also made a colorful appearance in a crimson and turquoise jacket over a white graphic print t-shirt while Keith wore a yellow beanie with a purple button placket
Dancing on a storm: Frontman Mick was also caught jumping up and down the stage while dancing enthusiastically and rocking the crowd
The rocker insisted he was “feeling much better” and thanked his fans for their well wishes.
On Instagram, Mick said: ‘Thank you so much for your well wishes and messages over the past few days.
“I feel much better and can’t wait to get back on the podium next week! The date in Amsterdam has been moved to July 7 and we will have news about the new Bern date as soon as possible.
He signs: ‘Goodbye! Mick’.
Music icons: The Rolling Stones were every inch the rock stars they are as the trio performed in Milan
In good health: Mick, who was recently sick with Covid, performed energetically in front of an enthusiastic audience
Energetic: The performers enjoyed an excited performance as they take the stage in Milan after Mick’s spell with Covid
It comes after rockers of The Sympathy For The Devil had to postpone their Amsterdam concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Monday hours before it was due to start after the legendary frontman contracted the corona virus.
Then the band announced that they would no longer be playing at the Wankdorf stadium in Switzerland as planned.
In a new update on social media, they said: “The Rolling Stones deeply regret this postponement, but the safety of the public, fellow musicians and the touring crew must be a priority.”
The Stones will also play the first of two nights at American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Saturday, June 25, with another date set for July 3.
Rock ‘n’ roll: Mick wore a patterned placket under his pink bomber jacket as he rocked the stage
Recovery: It comes as Mick this week shared an update with fans, after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour (pictured Tuesday)
Announcing the cancellation of the Amsterdam show, Mick and co said: ‘The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff Arena after Mick Jagger tested positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid at arrival at the stadium.
The Rolling Stones deeply regret tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the public, fellow musicians and touring crew is a priority.
The show will be moved to a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Stand by for details.’
Mick apologized to the band’s Dutch fans, saying on Twitter: “I’m so sorry we had to postpone tonight’s Amsterdam show at such short notice.
Return: Mick, who recently had a bout of Covid, returned to the stage with bandmates Ronnie and Keith
Iconic: The legendary music act looked in good health as he performed for audiences in Milan, Italy
Band members: Mick, Ronnie and Keith and Steve rocked the stage after Mick’s recent illness
“Unfortunately I have just tested positive for Covid. We aim to move the date as soon as possible and get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Mick.’
Only those who have been fully vaccinated up to their third booster dose are allowed to enter the Netherlands, provided they can submit proof of vaccination.
People who have become ill with Covid in the past 180 days must show proof of recovery from COVID-19 when entering the Netherlands with the NHS Covid Pass, with the date of issue being more than 11 days ago.
Grateful: Sir Mick said on Instagram on Wednesday: ‘Thank you so much for your well wishes and messages over the past few days’
Tough: In a new update on social media, they said: ‘The Rolling Stones are very sorry about this postponement, but the safety of the public, fellow musicians and the touring crew must come first’
Angry: Sir Mick apologized to the Dutch fans of the band and said on Twitter: ‘I am so sorry that we had to postpone the Amsterdam show tonight at such short notice’
The band recently returned to the UK stage at Anfield football stadium.
The Stones are also playing two shows at London’s BTS Hyde Park this summer.
Steve is touring with the band as the drummer after Charlie Watts died on August 24, 2021 at the age of 80.
Mick had previously been forced to postpone Stones performances in 2019 after being told he needed surgery and had three months off work to replace a heart valve.
Concerned: Mick’s son Lucas, 23, recently expressed tearful concern for his father after he tested positive for Covid and needed reassurance from mum Luciana Gimenez
Amazing: Mick returned to the stage with an excited Rolling Stones performance in Milan