Health concerns for Mick Jagger

Last updated 11:46 20/03/2014
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STRUGGLING: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is in shock after the sudden death of his girlfriend.

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Bandmates are reportedly concerned for the health of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger following the sudden death of girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

Scott, a fashion designer, was found dead in her US$6 million (NZ$7m) Manhattan apartment on Monday.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts told the MailOnline that Jagger had been dazed and unwell since hearing of the apparent suicide .

"He's holding up. He's ok. He's not really well. He's not really here. It was such a shock," Watts said.

Jagger is said to have learned of Scott's death while dining at a Perth restaurant, Coco's.

He had been there for about an hour before somebody from his entourage came in, restaurant manager Denise Zammit told Closer magazine.

"Before that he was talking to our waiter who is also English and he was having a great time with him," she said.

"They were talking about England and where he'd been in Perth and all the things he'd been doing.

"Before he left the restaurant he shook the waiter's hand and said, 'I'm sorry I have to leave' and he said he'd had a great night. He said he had to leave straight away."

Other bandmates have rallied to support Jagger.

Guitarist Ronnie Wood said: "This is such terrible news and right now the important thing is that we are all pulling together to offer Mick our support."

Keith Richards said: "No one saw this coming. Mick's always been my soul brother and we love him. We're all feeling for the man."

Yesterday Jagger posted a tribute to Scott on his Facebook page as the Rolling Stones announced their Australia and New Zealand tour had been called off.

"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," Jagger wrote.

"We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.

"I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.

"I will never forget her."

Where to get help:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 - Provides 24 hourtelephone and text counselling services for young people Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.

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Tautoko: 0508 828 865 - provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whanau and friends.

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Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm - 6pm weekdays)

If it is an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111

For information about suicide prevention, see http://www.spinz.org.nz

- Stuff

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