Rolling Stones Rally Around Drummer Charlie Watts on Social Media

The Rolling Stones offered words of support to drummer Charlie Watts following the announcement that he will be “unlikely” to join this summer’s tour.

“We really look forward to welcoming Charlie back as soon as he is fully recovered,” wrote frontman Mick Jagger. “Thank you to our friend Steve Jordan for stepping in, so we can still play all the shows for you this fall.”

“This has been a bit of a blow to all of us, to say the least,” wrote guitarist Keith Richards. “and we’re all wishing for Charlie to have a speedy recovery and to see him as soon as possible. Thank you to Steve Jordan for joining us in the meantime.”

Ron Wood added: “🥁❤️🙏 I will miss Charlie on our upcoming tour, but he told me the show must go on! I’m really looking forward to Charlie getting back on stage with us as soon as he’s fully recovered. A huge thank you to the band’s old friend Steve Jordan for rockin’ on in Charlie’s place, and on his drum seat for the Autumn tour.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer made the announcement on Aug. 4, releasing a statement outlining his reasons for not joining the tour.

“For once my timing has been a little off,” the 80-year old shared. ” 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. I have therefore asked my great friend Steve Jordan to stand in for me.”

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