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

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 02: Charlie Watts performs with The A,B,C,D of Boogie Woogie at Le New Morning on October 2, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns).

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” but 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.

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