The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80, his London publicist Bernard Doherty said in a statement to the PA news agency.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80, his London publicist Bernard Doherty said in a statement to the PA news agency.
The unspecified medical procedures caused Charlie to need to recover at home, and the rock star revealed that he was told that he will “take a while” to “get back in shape.”
“This time, I have a little time,” Charlie said in a statement.
When the drummers take a break, American musician Steve Jordan will replace him when the Rolling Stones resume their unfiltered tour in September.
Steve worked with Keith Richards on his side project X-Pensive Winos and is also a member of the John Meyer Trio.
Steve said that being Charlie’s replacement is an “absolute honor and privilege.” “Once Charlie tells me he’s ready, no one will give up my seat on the battery lift more happily than me,” he said.
Charlie Watts was forced to withdraw from the upcoming Rolling Stones tour of the United States.
Charlie’s spokesperson assured fans that his operation was “completely successful” but was told that he needed “complete rest and recovery.”
The star said: “I’m trying to get in shape, but today I took the expert’s advice. It will take a while.”
“After all the fans have suffered due to Covid, I really don’t want many RS fans who have already booked tickets for this tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation.”