Sir Mick Jagger, 78, ‘feeling much better’ after testing positive for COVID-19

Sir Mick Jagger has shared an update with fans, after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour.

The 78-year-old rocker insisted he was ‘feeling much better’, and thanked his fans for their well wishes.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Sir Mick said: ‘Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days.

Feeling better: Sir Mick Jagger has shared an update with fans, after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour

‘I’m feeling much better and can’t wait to get back on stage next week! The Amsterdam date has been rescheduled for July 7 and we’ll have news of the new Bern date ASAP.

He signed off: ‘See you soon! Mick’.

It comes after The Sympathy For The Devil rockers were forced to postpone their Amsterdam concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Monday hours before it was set to start after the legendary frontman came down with coronavirus.

Update: The 78-year-old rocker insisted he was 'feeling much better', and thanked his fans for their well wishes

Update: The 78-year-old rocker insisted he was ‘feeling much better’, and thanked his fans for their well wishes

Then on Tuesday, the band announced they will no longer play Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland on Friday as planned.

In a fresh update on social media, they said: ‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.’

The Start Me Up rockers are expecting to resume the run on June 21 at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy.

Grateful: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Sir Mick said: 'Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days

Grateful: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Sir Mick said: ‘Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days

The Stones are also due to play the first of two nights at American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Saturday, June 25, with another date on July 3.

Announcing the cancellation of the Amsterdam show, Mick and co said: ‘The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff Arena, following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid upon arrival at the stadium.

‘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 show will be rescheduled for a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Standby for details.’

Tough: In a fresh update on social media, they said: 'The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority'

Tough: In a fresh update on social media, they said: ‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority’

Sir Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans, saying on Twitter: ‘I’m so sorry that 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mick.’

Only those who are fully vaccinated up to their third booster dose are allowed to enter the Netherlands as long as they provide proof of vaccination.

People who have fallen ill with Covid within the last 180 days must demonstrate proof of COVID-19 recovery when entering the Netherlands using the NHS Covid Pass, with the date of issue being more than 11 days ago.

The band made their return to the UK stage at the Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week.

Upset: Sir Mick apologised to the band's Dutch fans on Monday, saying on Twitter: 'I'm so sorry that we've had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight'

Upset: Sir Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans on Monday, saying on Twitter: ‘I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight’

The Stones will also play two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London this summer.

Meanwhile, Mick was ever the rock star as he and the Rolling Stones put on a show-stopping performance.

Performing in Liverpool for the first time in 50 years, the band put on an energetic production as they continued their European Sixty tour.

Worried: On Tuesday Sir Mick's son Lucas, 23, voiced teary concern for his father after he tested positive for Covid and had to be reassured by mum Luciana Gimenez

Worried: On Tuesday Sir Mick’s son Lucas, 23, voiced teary concern for his father after he tested positive for Covid and had to be reassured by mum Luciana Gimenez

The legendary frontman sported a red and black leather jacket for appearance, layered over a diamond embellished shirt.

Steve Jordan is touring with the band following the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts, who died aged 80 on 24 August 2021.

Mick was previously forced to postpone Stones gigs in 2019 after he was told he needed surgery and three months off to have a heart valve replacement.

Tour: The band made their return to the UK stage at the Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week (pictured)

Tour: The band made their return to the UK stage at the Anfield football stadium on Thursday last week (pictured)

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