Richards Avoids Brain Drain

LATEST: THE ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS will not undergo surgery following his mysterious stay in a New Zealand hospital, according to the band's spokesperson. The 62-year-old was airlifted to Auckland's Ascot hospital suffering concussion after reportedly falling out of a palm tree while on holiday in Fiji last week (27APR06). But contrary reports claimed Richards sustained his injuries in a jet-ski accident. Spokeswoman FRAN CURTIS would not disclose how the BROWN SUGAR rocker was hurt, but she dispelled reports Richards would require surgery to drain blood from his skull. She added, "He's feeling good and in good spirits." Richards is said to be looking forward to the European leg of the tour which kicks off later this month (27MAY06) in Barcelona, Spain.


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