Rolling Stones tour interrupted as Mick Jagger tests positive for COVID-19


Mick Jagger has tested positive for COVID-19, the Rolling Stones announced Monday, shutting down an Amsterdam show just hours before the band was set to take the stage.

The statement released on the band’s Instagram page said Jagger “tested positive after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium” but did not provide further details about the singer’s condition. Jagger, 78, has previously stated he’s received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Amsterdam was set to be the band’s fourth stop on their SIXTY tour through Europe, marking six decades since the group’s formation.

“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,” the statement read.

The band wrote they’re planning on rescheduling the Amsterdam show and honoring the tickets at a later date to be announced.

The announcement did not address the outlook for their next gig scheduled in Bern, Switzerland, on June 17. Their last show took place in Liverpool on June 9.

Jagger’s positive test comes as COVID-19 cases in Britain and the Netherlands, along with much of Europe, are again trending upwards, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control data.

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