There is no hiding the anguish on Sir Mick Jagger’s face as he prepares to go back on the road following the death of his partner L’Wren Scott.
The Rolling Stones star appeared tired and drawn as he stepped out in London this week, only the third time he has been seen in public since Miss Scott killed herself in March.
The 70-year-old singer has spent the week in rehearsals with his bandmates Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood ahead of their performance in Norway on May 26.
Looking drawn: Sir Mick Jagger looked tired when he was spotted out and about in London
It will be the first time the group have stepped on stage since cancelling the Australian and New Zealand leg of their 14 On Fire tour after Miss Scott died.
The 49-year-old US fashion designer, who had been in a relationship with Sir Mick since 2001, hanged herself at her Manhattan apartment.
There was no suicide note, but business records showed her design company, LS Fashion Ltd, had racked up millions of pounds of debt – a burden thought by friends to have caused her a level of distress that she kept private.
Sir Mick said he was ‘completely shocked and devastated’ by her death.
The Stones will play 14 shows across Europe in May, June and July, before returning to Australia and New Zealand.
Sir Mick with partner L’Wren Scott – the 49-year-old US fashion designer who hanged herself at her Manhattan apartment earlier this year.