Surgery: Rolling Stone's Richards After Tree Fall - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Surgery: Rolling Stone's Richards After Tree Fall

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

UPDATE, MON, 9:30 AM: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

He's hospitalized in Auckland, New Zealand. Richards hurt his head in a fall last month while vacationing in Fiji.

His spokesperson says Richards was "up and talking" soon after surgery, but is expected to take several weeks to recuperate. The spokesperson says doctors thought it prudent to operate after Richards complained of headaches.

The Stones were to start a European tour later this month. But it's being pushed back until June.

Kerry's Blog.

Previously: Keith Richards is still in a hospital in New Zealand after he fell out of a tree and later got into a jet ski accident.

His spokeswoman says Richards suffered a mild concussion while on vacation in Fiji and went to a hospital as a precautionary measure. She gives no details on what happened or what his condition is.

According to New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times, Richards fell out of a coconut tree and suffered a serious headache. The paper reports he felt well enough to get on a jet ski, but then got into an accident.

Details on that accident haven't been given.

Local media reports he was airlifted to a hospital, but officials won't confirm he's a patient there, citing privacy policy.

Source: AP, All Rights Reserved.

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