The Rolling Stones' rescheduled North American tour is set to start at the end of September, but it looks like drummer Charlie Watts will be sitting this one out. According to a statement from the band, Watts, who turned 80 in June, is recovering from a “completely successful” medical procedure, needs rest and recovery time, and will "unlikely to be available.”
"“For once my timing has been a little off," Watts said in a statement. "I am working hard to get fully fit but I have today accepted on the advice of the experts that this will take a while. After all the fans’ suffering caused by Covid I really do not want the many RS fans who have been holding tickets for this Tour to be disappointed by another postponement or cancellation."