Keith Richards dodges brain op

The guitarist will not need surgery following fall

Keith Richards will not be undergoing brain surgery to treat his recent head injury.

Reports claimed that the Rolling Stones guitarist would need blood to drained from his skull, following an accident while on holiday last week (April 27).

However, spokeswoman Fran Curtis has said: “He’s feeling good and in good spirits,” BBC News reports.

The band are set to kick off the European leg of their ‘A Bigger Bang’ world tour on May 27 in Barcelona.

Although Curtis said that she did not know when Richards would leave New Zealand – where he was flown to hospital – she confirmed the concert would go ahead as planned.

As previously reported, the Stone injured himself in a bizarre accident, with initial reports indicating he had suffered “mild concussion” following the incident at an exclusive resort.

The accident reportedly occured when Richards and bandmate Ronnie Wood tried to climb the tree to gather coconuts at the Wakaya Club luxury resort.

The star lost his grip and fell to the ground.