One of Mick Jagger's Rolling Stones bandmates today told how the 70-year-old singer is in poor health following the death of his long-term partner L'Wren Scott.
Stones drummer Charlie Watts told the MailOnline that Jagger had been left dazed and unwell following the fashion designer's apparent suicide on Monday.
'He's holding up. He's okay,' Watts shrugged, but then added: 'He's not really well. He's not really here. It was such a shock.'
A new report also reveals that Jagger learned of the death while at a Perth restaurant and though he was clearly shocked, he took the time to personally thank a waiter before leaving.
The drummer's comments came as the last pictures emerged of Jagger and Ms Scott together near the singer's home in Chelsea, West London.
The pictures, taken just a month before she was found dead, show the couple wandering together through Chelsea Harbour on the banks of the Thames.
They had been spending a month together in the capital following a festive break in Mustique.
He learned of the tragic news that his girlfriend of 13 years committed suicide while having dinner Monday at Coco's, a restaurant in Perth ahead of the band's scheduled concert- which has now been indefinitely postponed.
'He’d been there about an hour- he had a seafood entrée and a main meal of local fish - and then somebody from his entourage came in,' 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. 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.'
The 70-year-old rock singer has not slept since and is said to be so grief-stricken that he can barely speak.
His fellow Rolling Stones have joined Jagger's family in supporting him through his grief. 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.'
His sentiments were echoed by Watts who earlier said the band are 'completely shocked' by the tragic news but 'have to do what is right in these sad circumstances.'
Watts' latest comments to MailOnline came as he left a family meal at a restaurant in Perth.
He spoke before stepping into a chauffeur driven Audi which took him back to thw Hyatt Regency Hotel from which the Stones and their entourage are expected to depart tomorrow for the U.S.
Members of the Stones entourage drinking in the Hyatt Regency bar claimed they did not know whether they were leaving Australia on Thursday, although former Rolling Stone member Mick Taylor said he was staying a little longer.
Speaking of his colleague and friend Mick, 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.'
Earlier today, a report claimed that 49-year-old fashion designer L'Wren was planning to announce the closure of her business today.
An article in the New York Times claimed that Ms Scott took her own life just two days before she was planning to go public with the news that her fashion label was to be discontinued.
Former Times fashion writer Cathy Horyn, a friend of Scott's, wrote in an essay posted on the paper's website that the designer was closing her business, apparently due to financial troubles.
Ms Horyn wrote that she had learned of that development after Scott's death - and did not say from whom.
Mick's two daughters by Jerry Hall, Elizabeth, 30 and Georgia May, 22, are said to have arrived in Perth, Australia to be by their father's side.
Jagger's reaction to L'Wren's death has been so extreme that the Rolling Stones entourage, which includes several medical professionals, is keeping him under close observation at the Hyatt hotel in Perth.
A source close to the rocker says friends have never seen him in such despair.
'He didn't sleep after being told the news. How could you?,' the friend told the Mirror.
'Of course there is nothing he could have done, but that doesn't stop him feeling utterly tormented by the turn of events.'
With the Hyatt Regency surrounded by cameras since news emerged of L'Wren Scott's death, Jagger was reportedly 'smuggled' from the premises for several hours of quiet reflection on Tuesday at North Cottesloe beach and a nearby island, where he had a swim.
In the afternoon he then allegedly drove to the airport to collect his daughter Elizabeth.
While it appeared the Rolling Stones and their large entourage were on the move this afternoon to leave Australia, reports are now saying they will leave tomorrow as their jet is going through pre-flight checks on the tarmac at Perth airport.
Yesterday Jagger offered a touching tribute to his longtime love, fashion designer L'Wren Scott, Tuesday as the Rolling Stones announced their Australia and New Zealand tour has been cancelled.
'I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,' the Rolling Stones frontman wrote on his website in a heartbreaking post titled 'L'Wren'.
'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,' he wrote before signing off, 'Mick.'
The online message came almost 24 hours after news broke that his partner of nearly 13 years killed herself in her Manhattan apartment.
Scott was found dead by her assistant Monday morning and it later was revealed that her fashion line was floundering financially and she owed creditors nearly $6million.
Accounts for her business, filed in the UK in October 2013, show her company, LS Fashion LTD, had a deficit of £3,546,000 with the designer owing creditors £4,592,000.
There has been speculation that she was ‘too broke’ to stage her London show, but the designer claimed it was due to delays in fabrics, so garments could not be made on time.
She told an interviewer she felt the financial pressure. ‘Every cheque, every penny, I have to be responsible for because it’s my own money.’
Although it was initally reported that she refused any financial help from Jagger, it appears the did help fill the gaps
Another source today told The Mirror that Jagger, who is worth around £200m, has 'always supported L'Wren financially up to the hilt'.
The friend added: ‘He knew she wasn’t a great businesswoman, but he had no idea about the extent of the debts. But he always supported her, financially and in other ways.’
In October last year, it appeared as though L'Wren was trying to stem the financial chaos after she appointed her adopted brother, Randall Ivan Bambrough - who still lives in her home state of Utah - as a director to her company.
At the same time as Scott pulled out of London Fashion Week, she went quiet on the internet, no longer posting pictures on the photo-sharing website Instagram.
Jo Wood, the former wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie, said Jagger was 'absolutely devastated.'
Asked on CNN what might have sparked the suicide, she said: 'If anything the financial thing might have been the trigger for her, because she was such a proud woman that I think to face that, well maybe that was the trigger.
'I don't actually know, I'm surprised as much as everyone else.'
She added: 'They had a great relationship. You wouldn't stay with someone for 13 years if it's not good.
'I always thought they were very happy, I never saw any kind of argument or anything like that, she was always very supportive of him.'
Jagger was in Perth with his bandmates when Scott's body was found in Chelsea on Monday morning. On Tuesday, they announced that they have 'postponed' seven shows of the 'On Fire' tour until an undetermined date because of her death.
The tour kicked off in Abu Dhabi on February 21 and they had completed seven of the 17 scheduled concerts by Scott's death.
For now, the band's website says that they have postponed only the shows in Australia and New Zealand- which includes seven shows and would carry them through to April.
They have not mentioned any changes to the final three shows which begin in June- one at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands, one in Rome's Circus Maximus and the final show at a festival in Belgium.
'Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood wish to thank all of their fans for their support at this difficult time and hope that they will fully understand the reason for this announcement,' the band's site reads.
The exact figures for how much the postponement will cost the band are clearly unavailable, but if their last leg of their last tour is used as a guide, it would suggest that they stand to lose more than $38.5million.
The three nights towards the end of their '50 & Counting' tour last year were played in a sold out stadium in Chicago in June. Billboard reports that they made an average of $5,508,205-per-night from those shows.
Clearly the prices, currencies and venue capacities differ with each concert and country that they were scheduled to play, but if the estimates from the Chicago concerts held true, the seven concerts that were just postponed would have generated the band $38,557,435.
Using the same logic, the '14 On Fire' tour was expected to make more than $93million before the postponement.
'The Rolling Stones are planning to reschedule these postponed shows at a later date,' their site reports.
Scott reportedly texted her assistant Brittany Penebre to 'come by' at around 8.30am and as soon as Ms Penebre arrived and discovered the body, she called 911.
Police sources say Ms Penebre has told them that her boss would have liked to have been found before the multi-million dollar apartment got messy and smelly due to the violent suicide.
Tuesday's statement was the second time the 70-year-old rocker spoke out since the death of his partner.
He issued a statement through a spokesperson saying that he was 'completely shocked and devastated' after hearing the news and the rep replied 'of course' when asked if the pair were still in a relationship when she took her life.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, former housekeeper Lupe Montufar said she was unable to explain the designer's death, and said she 'always dreamed about having fame, fortune and money'.
She said: 'She would tell me she wanted to get married and have a family, but she didn’t want to get her hopes up or say it out loud to Mick. She didn’t want to pressure him.'
'She knew there were other women, but she accepted it to be with him.'
There was no immediate suspicion of foul play in the tragic death though the Medical Examiner has not yet released the formal report. Police said she had left no note.
A New York City Police Department spokesman said a 49-year-old female was found unconscious on Monday at 10.05am.
The spokesman said: 'She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services. The investigation is ongoing. We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death.'
The coroner left the building with her body at 2.45pm and police were also seen taking her computer out of the building, likely for further investigation.
Family spokesman Pierre Rugier confirmed the 'tragic death' without giving any further details.
'At this devastating time for Ms Scott's family and friends we request that their privacy be respected,' he said in a statement.