Mick Jagger tests positive for COVID-19, Rolling Stones forced to postpone Amsterdam concert: ‘deeply sorry’

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Rolling Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, forcing the iconic band to postpone at least one of its concerts.

Jagger, 78, made the announcement on social media, writing: “I’m so sorry we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight. I have unfortunately just tested positive for COVID. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can.”

Ron Wood, left, and Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones perform during the "No Filter" tour at Soldier Field on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Ron Wood, left, and Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones perform during the “No Filter” tour at Soldier Field on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
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Jagger also thanked fans for their “patience and understanding.”

Fans were already arriving at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena when someone came on stage to announce that the show was canceled only about an hour and a half before it was set to start, Variety reported.

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The band apologized to fans on Instagram, writing: “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.”

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Jagger tested positive for the virus after “experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium,” according to the statement.

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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Mick Jagger, center, performs with his Rolling Stones bandmates, from left, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards during their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, Mick Jagger, center, performs with his Rolling Stones bandmates, from left, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards during their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The band said the show will be rescheduled for a later date and tickets for the canceled Amsterdam show will be honored at that time.

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The band’s next scheduled concert is Friday in Bern, Switzerland. So far, no word on if that will go on as planned.



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