Mick Jagger Shares His Age Now Is Not Suited For Rock
Mick Jagger has always been an icon of rock and roll and at the age of 78, the legendary singer is still giving his best on stage during live performances. Although, recently he revealed that the energetic rock lifestyle wasn’t suited for his age anymore.
The rocker admitted to The Sunday Times:
“Rock ’n’ roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70s.
“It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s, like, ‘OK, we’ve got to fucking do this right,’ but it’s got to be as full-on as possible. Of course, you could do another type of music — we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair.”
Jagger explained the training routine he undergoes when getting ready for a tour:
“Six weeks of practice even before rehearsals start. And I do dancing, gym, every day of the week. I don’t enjoy it very much, but it has to be done.”
A cardiologist now travels with Jagger and he takes precautions when on the road. The Rolling Stones‘ frontman underwent heart surgery in 2019. Other members of the band have also made lifestyle adjustments in order to continue rocking in their 70s.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood, who has had battles with lung and small-cell cancers in recent years, said he focuses on staying limber. He explained:
“I try to keep moving, keep my joints warmed up — stretches and stuff.”
Meanwhile, co-founder Keith Richards, who quit smoking in 2020 after more than 50 years, claimed to have dropped almost all of his vices. He said:
“I may or may not have a stiff drink, but usually I don’t. You know, you grow out of everything. I’ve spent all my life giving up things, so that’s about it now.”
The Rolling Stones are currently preparing for their extended tour in Europe. The trek will kick off on June 1 in Spain and wraps on July 31 in Sweden.