Mick Jagger, 78, returns to the stage after Covid battle as The Rolling Stones rock out in Milan


Sir Mick Jagger, 78, returns to the stage following Covid battle as The Rolling Stones rock out in Milan

The Rolling Stones rocked an energetic performance at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan on Tuesday as Mick Jagger, 78, made his first return to the stage since falling ill with Covid.

His bandmates Ronnie Wood, 75, and Keith Richards, 78, joined the rocker as the legendary band played for excited audiences.

Mick appeared in good health and high spirits as he belted at the mic for his performance in black skinny jeans and a glistening pink bomber jacket, embroidered with lacy black designs.  

Back at it: The Rolling Stones rocked an energetic performance at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan on Tuesday as Mick Jagger made his first return to the stage since falling ill with Covid

Back at it: The Rolling Stones rocked an energetic performance at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan on Tuesday as Mick Jagger made his first return to the stage since falling ill with Covid

Ronnie also made a colourful appearance in a crimson and turquoise jacket over a white graphic print T-shirt as Keith sported a yellow beanie with a purple button-up.

Steve Jordan – who is touring with the band following the death of long-standing drummer Charlie Watts – looked chic in a black blazer suit.

Frontman Mick was also snapped jumping up and down the stage as he enthusiastically danced and hyped the audience up.

It comes as he this week shared an update with fans after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour.

Rockers: His bandmates Ronnie Wood, 75, and Keith Richards, 78, joined the rocker as the legendary band played for excited audiences

Rockers: His bandmates Ronnie Wood, 75, and Keith Richards, 78, joined the rocker as the legendary band played for excited audiences

Post-Covid: Mick, 78, appeared in good health and high spirits as he belted at the mic for his performance in black skinny jeans and a pink bomber jacket, embroidered with lacy black designs

Post-Covid: Mick, 78, appeared in good health and high spirits as he belted at the mic for his performance in black skinny jeans and a pink bomber jacket, embroidered with lacy black designs

Pop of colour: Ronnie also made a colourful appearance in a crimson and turquoise jacket over a white graphic print T-shirt as Keith sported a yellow beanie with a purple button-up

Pop of colour: Ronnie also made a colourful appearance in a crimson and turquoise jacket over a white graphic print T-shirt as Keith sported a yellow beanie with a purple button-up

Dancing up a storm: Frontman Mick was also snapped jumping up and down the stage as he enthusiastically danced and hyped the audience up

Dancing up a storm: Frontman Mick was also snapped jumping up and down the stage as he enthusiastically danced and hyped the audience up

The rocker insisted he was ‘feeling much better’, and thanked his fans for their well wishes.

Taking to Instagram, Mick said: ‘Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days.

‘I’m feeling much better and can’t wait to get back on stage next week! The Amsterdam date has been rescheduled for July 7 and we’ll have news of the new Bern date ASAP.

He signed off: ‘See you soon! Mick’. 

Music icons: The Rolling Stones were every inch the rock stars they are as the trio performed in Milan

Music icons: The Rolling Stones were every inch the rock stars they are as the trio performed in Milan

In good health: Mick, who was recently sick with Covid, energetically performed for an excited audience

In good health: Mick, who was recently sick with Covid, energetically performed for an excited audience 

Energetic: The performers enjoyed an excited performance as they hit the stage in Milan following Mick's stint with Covid

Energetic: The performers enjoyed an excited performance as they hit the stage in Milan following Mick’s stint with Covid

It comes after The Sympathy For The Devil rockers were last week forced to postpone their Amsterdam concert at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Monday hours before it was set to start after the legendary frontman came down with coronavirus.

Then, the band announced they would no longer play Wankdorf Stadium in Switzerland as planned.

In a fresh update on social media, they said: ‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.’

The Stones are also due to play the first of two nights at American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Saturday, June 25, with another date on July 3.

Rock 'n' roll: Mick donned a patterned button-up beneath his pink bomber jacket as he rocked out on stage

Rock ‘n’ roll: Mick donned a patterned button-up beneath his pink bomber jacket as he rocked out on stage

Recovery: It comes as Mick this week shared an update with fans after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour (pictured on Tuesday)

Rocking out: The frontman donned a pink bomber jacket for the audiences

Recovery: It comes as Mick this week shared an update fans, after his Covid-19 diagnosis forced The Rolling Stones to postpone two dates on the SIXTY tour (pictured on Tuesday)

Announcing the cancellation of the Amsterdam show, Mick and co said: ‘The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff Arena, following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid upon arrival at the stadium.

‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.

‘The show will be rescheduled for a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Standby for details.’ 

Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans, saying on Twitter: ‘I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight.

Return: Mick, who recently suffered a bout of Covid, returned to the stage with bandmates Ronnie and Keith

Return: Mick, who recently suffered a bout of Covid, returned to the stage with bandmates Ronnie and Keith

Iconic: The legendary music act looked in good health as he performed for audiences in Milan, Italy

Iconic: The legendary music act looked in good health as he performed for audiences in Milan, Italy

Bandmates: Mick, Ronnie and Keith and Steve rocked out on stage following Mick's recent illness

Bandmates: Mick, Ronnie and Keith and Steve rocked out on stage following Mick’s recent illness

‘I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mick.’

Only those who are fully vaccinated up to their third booster dose are allowed to enter the Netherlands as long as they provide proof of vaccination.

People who have fallen ill with Covid within the last 180 days must demonstrate proof of COVID-19 recovery when entering the Netherlands using the NHS Covid Pass, with the date of issue being more than 11 days ago.

Grateful: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Sir Mick said: 'Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days'

Grateful: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Sir Mick said: ‘Thank you all so much for your well wishes and messages the last few days’

Tough: In a fresh update on social media, they said: 'The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority'

Tough: In a fresh update on social media, they said: ‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for this postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority’

Upset: Sir Mick apologised to the band's Dutch fans, saying on Twitter: 'I'm so sorry that we've had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight'

Upset: Sir Mick apologised to the band’s Dutch fans, saying on Twitter: ‘I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight’

The band recently made their return to the UK stage at the Anfield football stadium.

The Stones will also play two shows at BTS Hyde Park in London this summer.

Steve is touring with the band as a drummer after Charlie Watts died aged 80 on 24 August 2021. 

Mick was previously forced to postpone Stones gigs in 2019 after he was told he needed surgery and three months off to have a heart valve replacement. 

Worried: Recently Mick's son Lucas, 23, voiced teary concern for his father after he tested positive for Covid and had to be reassured by mum Luciana Gimenez

Worried: Recently Mick’s son Lucas, 23, voiced teary concern for his father after he tested positive for Covid and had to be reassured by mum Luciana Gimenez

Amazing: Mick returned to the stage with an excited performance as the Rolling Stones performed in Milan

Amazing: Mick returned to the stage with an excited performance as the Rolling Stones performed in Milan

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