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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Has Brain Surgery After Fall


Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has undergone surgery to relieve pressure on the brain after he fell during a vacation in Fiji.

A spokesman for the guitarist said Monday, that the operation, at a New Zealand hospital, was a success and that Richards is already up and about.

Richards is expected to join the Stones as they resume their European tour in June.

Some media reports say Richards fell from a palm tree while on the South Pacific island. But other reports say he hit his head during a jet ski accident.

Doctors in Auckland decided to operate when Richards complained of headaches on Sunday.

Richards' spokesman refused to give details about the operation.

Some newspapers have said the operation was to relieve pressure on the brain from a blood clot. That operation usually involves drilling a hole through the skull to drain the clot.

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