WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Fans gathered outside a hospital Sunday where Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was reportedly hospitalized for a mild concussion he suffered after falling out of a palm tree while vacationing in Fiji.
Richards, 62, was injured earlier this week and flown to a New Zealand hospital for treatment, band spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement Saturday.
"Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure, he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife, Patti, for observation," Curtis said.
The statement did not elaborate on Richards' condition or explain how he was injured.
According to New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times, Richards fell out of a coconut tree and suffered a serious headache, but he still had the energy to jump on a jet ski -- and get into another accident.
The paper provided no details on the jet ski crash, but quoted Suva Private Hospital spokesman Dr. Uzzel Kanti Dhar as saying that Richards was admitted to hospital in the Fijian capital on Thursday last week, the same day he plunged from the palm tree.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Sympathy for the Devil?
More evidence that Keith Richards has sold his soul to Satan in order to live forever: