COVID stored Rolling Stones away from Charlie Watts’ funeral – Leisure Information

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The Rolling Stones were reportedly forced to miss bandmate Charlie Watts’ funeral due to COVID-19 travel logs.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood were unable to attend the small private ceremony in Devon, England last week because they were stuck in Boston, Massachusetts rehearsing for their postponed world tour, which begins in Missouri on September 26, according to The Sun.

Watts died on Aug. 24, almost three weeks after it was announced that he would not be participating in the upcoming Stones tour due to a health problem related to a recent emergency surgery.

At the time, he insisted that his bandmates find a replacement and tour without him, telling fans in a statement: “After all the disappointment with the tour delays caused by COVID, I really don’t want the many Stones fans in the States to have another To have postponement or rejection. So I asked my great friend Steve Jordan to fill in for me. “

According to sources, Watts’ funeral was a minor, no-fuss affair, in keeping with the late rocker’s wishes.

A Stones spokesman has yet to confirm The Sun’s story.