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A hoarse Jagger cancels Stones concert

Mick's laryngitis forces the band to give up a tour date in Spain.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The Rolling Stones canceled a concert Monday in the northern city of Valladolid after Mick Jagger was ordered by his doctor to rest his voice.

Jagger developed laryngitis over the weekend, the Stones said in a statement on their Web site.

The British rockers had sold 37,000 tickets for Monday’s appearance at the city’s Zorilla soccer stadium, said Carmen Carnero, a spokeswoman for the show’s promoter.

Their concert will likely not be rescheduled, Carnero said.

“I am very sorry to be canceling this show,” Jagger, 63, said in a statement. “I always love playing in Spain, but unfortunately I have no other choice and I apologize to everyone who bought tickets for tonight.”

The Stones are scheduled to play Wednesday in El Ejido, in southern Spain, as part of their “A Bigger Bang” world tour.

They were forced to postpone the start of the European leg of the tour after Keith Richards suffered a head injury in a fall from a tree while vacationing in Fiji in April.