Keith Richards ready to tour again

The Rolling Stones star ready to return

The Rolling Stones‘ stricken guitarist Keith Richards is ready to tour again, shortly after undergoing head surgery.

Richards is currently recovering after an operation, which was necessary after he fell out of a palm tree while holidaying in Fiji last month.

The star was discharged from a New Zealand hospital last week, and is now being monitored by doctors as an outpatient.

The 62-year-old’s accident led to the postponementof The Rolling Stones‘A Bigger Bang’ European tour, which has been moved back from May until June.

Jo Wood, wife of Richards‘ bandmate and fellow guitarist Ronnie, told the Evening Standard Richards was on the mend.

She said: “Yes, he had an accident but Keith‘s as strong as an ox, really he is. He’ll bounce back. Keith always does.

“He’s fine and the tour will continue – it just might have to restart a bit behind schedule, that’s all.”