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Legendary rock band the Rolling Stones (formed in 1962!) have postponed their US tour. The ‘No Filter’ tour was to begin in Miami on April 20th and end in New York City on June 17th. The 17 concerts now need to be rebooked. Why all the fuss? The 75-year-old lead singer of the group, Mick Jagger, needed heart surgery.
Don’t Panic! The surgery was very common – he simply needed a stent put in his heart. The group was undergoing routine medical checkups in New York City when doctors discovered that Jagger needed a stent. The doctors were careful to say that Jagger was not in any danger and that he would be as good as new in a few weeks. Jagger issued a statement on social media that read, “I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour, but I will be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.”
Mick Jagger, along with other members of the band, has been seen around Miami, having quiet dinners. People have said that Jagger looked “a little tired” but apart from that, he “was his usual self.” Concert-goers are being advised to keep their tickets, as the cancelled dates are already in the process of being rebooked.
tour = une tournée
to postpone = reporter
to rebook = reprogrammer
Why all the fuss? = Pourquoi en faire tout un plat ?
to undergo = subir
as good as new = comme neuf
to issue a statement = faire une déclaration
to let (someone) down = décevoir quelqu’un
to devastate = anéantir
as soon as I can = dès que je peux
huge apologies = (mes) plus grandes excuses
concert-goers = (ici) les spectateurs
to cancel = annuler