A day after Mick Jagger posted an emotional message about his girlfriend L’Wren Scott, who died of an apparent suicide earlier this week, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have released statements addressing their decision to postpone The Rolling Stones’ upcoming Australian tour and expressing their support for Jagger.
“No one saw this coming,” wrote Richards. “Mick’s always been my soul brother and we love him. We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man. We really hate to disappoint our fans, but we’ll see everyone really soon.”
Yesterday, the group postponed seven shows in Australia and New Zealand following the news of Scott’s death. But ticket holders have been asked to to retain their tickets with the expectation that new dates are set to be announced shortly.
“This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support and help him through this sad time,” said Wood, offering support to his bandmate of almost 40 years. “Without a doubt we intend to be back out on that stage as soon as we can,” he added.
“Needless to say we are all completely shocked, but our first thought is to support Mick at this awful time,” added Watts. “We intend to come back to Australia and New Zealand as soon as it proves possible.”
Mick Jagger released an emotional statement yesterday, expressing his struggle with the shocking news and reflecting on his affection and admiration for L’Wren Scott. “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” he wrote. “She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” he continued. “I will never forget her.”
It was reported yesterday that it may prove a logistical nightmare for promoters of The Rolling Stones‘ 14 On Fire Australian tour to reschedule the band’s dates as they compete with a busy sports schedule and competing tours from pop superstars like Katy Perry, Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake.