Sir Mick Jagger thanked his fans for their well wishes on Wednesday as he turned 80 years old.
The Rolling Stones front man shared a youthful image by photographer Mark Seliger on Instagram to mark his milestone birthday.
In the image, he was wearing a burgundy satin suit over a brown polka dot shirt and sunglasses as he beamed with his trademark smile.
His bandmate Ronnie Wood, 76, was the first to pay tribute to the icon, taking to Twitter on Monday morning.
Sharing a gallery of images, he wrote: ‘Happy 80th birthday to @mickjagger! ❤️.’
Sir Mick Jagger turns 80! Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood has paid tribute to the front man as he hits his milestone birthday, (Mick pictured in 2007)
‘Thanks so much’: Mick shared this caption alongside the image of himself
Sharing a gallery of images, Ronnie Wood paid tribute to the rocker and wrote: ‘Happy 80th birthday to @mickjagger! ❤️’
Playing the keys: Bandmate Keith Richards, 79, followed suit, sharing a video message and writing: ‘Long may we keep saying this to each other, Happy Birthday , Mick. Love, Keith’
Laughter is the best medicine: Joking that he is slightly younger than Mick, he jibed: ‘And… give me a call, let me know what it’s like’
Bandmate Keith Richards, 79, followed suit, sharing a video message and writing: ‘Long may we keep saying this to each other, Happy Birthday , Mick. Love, Keith.’
Joking that he is slightly younger than Mick, he jibed: ‘And… give me a call, let me know what it’s like.’
Sean Lennon took to the comments section to post some hand clapping emojis while rock band Primal Scream posted some lightning bolts.
Piers Morgan wrote: ‘Happy birthday Sir Mick!’
Nile Rodgers shared a picture of Mick in the studio and wrote: ‘Happy Birthday @MickJagger.’
MailOnline has learned that Mick will be celebrating his big day with a private dinner just for family and friends.
A host of celebrities have paid tribute to Mick with the Telegraph noting some of the lovely things his fellow musicians have said about him over the years.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey said: ‘You’re never going to out-front Mick Jagger, he’s the best frontman there’s ever been. There’s no competition at all.
Nice moment: Lots of celebrity friends, including Nile Rodgers, Piers Morgan, Primal Scream and Sean Lennon have been sending birthday wishes to Mick
‘There’s Mick and then the rest of us are somewhere down the line.’
Bob Geldof said: ‘He was, is and I believe forever will be, the greatest showman, the greatest frontman of any rock ‘n’ roll band ever.’
Adding that he first saw the Stones perform in 1964, he said: ‘I was smitten then and now, I owe my entire life, attitudes, ambitions, tastes and more to that blissful smelly epiphany. And I want to now thank this 80-year-old genius for all of that.’
In June 2019, Mick famously returned to the stage for the first time since undergoing heart surgery two months before, as the Rolling Stones resumed their U.S. tour
Mick had heart valve replacement surgery using a technique pioneered by Professor Alain Cribier.
His surgery method, transcatherter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, allows surgeons to swap a patient’s cardiac valves without resorting to open heart surgery and cracking open their chests. As a result, recovery times are far quicker.
The most common — and serious — of valve diseases, age-related aortic stenosis occurs when the valve narrows and hardens with calcium deposits.
Valve replacement has historically been done by opening the chest surgically, stopping the heart, and placing the patient on a heart and lung blood machine – all, of course, under general anaesthesia.
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More than 200,000 such procedures are performed every year worldwide, according to NewHeartValve, in Britain.
Cribier’s technique, done under local anaesthesia, is minimally invasive by comparison and has far shorter recovery times.
A surgeon or cardiologist accesses the femoral artery with an incision near the groin to insert a catheter fitted with a replacement valve inside a collapsed stent, and a balloon for inflating it.
The new heart valve, once expanded, pushes the old one out of the way and takes over the job of regulating blood flow. ‘It has revolutionised patient care in this area,’ Montpellier-based cardiologist Stephane Cade told AFP.
Mick was born on July 26, 1943 in Dartford, Kent.
His mother Eva Ensley Mary was a hairdresser, his father Basil Fanshawe ‘Joe’ Jagger competed in gymnastics, and Mick’s younger brother Chris is also a musician.
Mick and bandmate Keith Richards became friends in primary school, when they shared a love of rhythm and blues.
Mick studied business at the London School of Economics before deciding to form the band.