The Rolling Stones stars Keith Richards and Mick Jagger posted individual tweets on their official accounts to share their reaction after Charlie Watts being replaced by Steve Jordan for the upcoming tour.

The Rolling Stones began ‘No Filter Tour’ in 2017 and it was scheduled to continue in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it was postponed yet again and the band announced that they will continue the tour next year, starting from the concert at The Dome At America’s Center, St. Louis.

Today, the official social media accounts of The Rolling Stones released a public statement and announced that Charlie Watts is unable to join the band for ‘USA No Filter Tour’ and he’s replaced by Emmy award-winning drummer Steve Jordan. According to the statement, the 80-year-old drummer needs more time to recover after getting COVID-19 recently.

In the statement he made, Charlie noted that he personally asked Steve Jordan to stand in for him after the experts suggested him resting a little bit more to be fully fit and healthy. Charlie also added that he did not want fans who have been waiting for the tour for a long time to be disappointed by another cancellation or postponement.

Charlie’s replacement Steve Jordan also shared his thoughts on the press release and stated that he feels honored replacing Watts. Jordan noted that he’s eager to rehearsing with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood. After the breaking news, Keith and Mick responded to the tweet of Stones and wished Charlie having a speedy recovery.

Mick Jagger shared his thoughts saying:

We really look forward to welcoming Charlie back as soon as he is fully recovered. Thank you to our friend Steve Jordan for stepping in, so we can still play all the shows for you this fall.

Keith Richards added:

“This has been a bit of a blow to all of us, to say the least, and we’re all wishing for Charlie to have a speedy recovery and to see him as soon as possible. Thank you to Steve Jordan for joining us in the meantime.”

Check out all these tweets and the announcement of Stones below.