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Jagger Recovers from Flu, Resumes Tour

08/25/2003 3:38PM

It seems Rolling Stones fanatics will be able to get a little satisfaction after all. Swaggering frontman Mick Jagger, who canceled dates on the band's "Forty Licks" world tour because he was suffering from the flu, has recovered and resumed performing, according to the Associated Press.

After canceling Saturday's performance at Twickenham rugby field in Southwest London -- leaving some 50,000 disappointed British fans waiting until Sept. 20 for a rescheduled concert -- Jagger, 60, joined his fellow bandmates onstage Sunday night for the band's first British performance of their current tour.

Jagger's flu is just the latest in a long line of health problems to plague the tour. Shows in Amsterdam and Spain also were canceled, first because of Jagger's sore throat and the second because of laryngitis.

If Jagger felt the lingering effects of illness he reportedly didn't show it on Sunday night, working the crowd exuberantly like a man half his age. (Make that a quarter of his age.) Jagger's bandmates -- guitarist Keith Richards, 59; rhythm guitarist Ronnie Wood, 56; and drummer Charlie Watts, 62, were in fine form as well, according to published reports.

Jagger isn't the only aging rock star of late to fall ill. Reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne, 54, recently sat out a New Jersey show on his Ozzfest Tour, but he has since resumed touring.

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