04/05/2019 14:18 EDT

Mick Jagger Makes First Public Statement After Heart Valve Surgery

"I’m feeling much better now and on the mend," the singer told fans.

Mick Jagger has released his first public statement after undergoing heart valve surgery in New York on Thursday.

The Rolling Stones singer posted a message of appreciation on Twitter Friday to his fans and the medical pros who operated on him. 

Jagger’s health issues forced the band to postpone its North American tour, which was set to kick off in Miami on April 20. No new show dates have been announced.

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