May 3, 2006 11:06

Keith Richards 'to have brain op'

The legend is due to go back to hospital

Keith Richards 'to have brain op'
Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards suffered a brain haemorrhage after he fell from a palm tree at the weekend, it has been reported.

The star injured himself in a bizarre accident in Fiji last week (April 27). Initial reports indicated he had suffered “mild concussion” following the incident at an exclusive resort.

According to The Sun, after Richards had continued to complain of dull headaches tests revealed a small haemorrhage. He will now have an operation to drain his skull.

A spokesperson for the band could not confirm the story when contacted by NME.COM.

Richards is said to have had the accident as he and bandmate Ronnie Wood tried to climb the tree to get coconuts at the Wakaya Club luxury resort. The star lost his grip and plunged to the ground.

The Stones are due to start the European leg of their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour in Barcelona on May 27.

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