WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was hospitalized for a mild concussion he suffered while vacationing in Fiji, reportedly after falling out of a palm tree.
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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.
But media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards hurt his head after falling out of a palm tree at an exclusive Fiji resort and remained hospitalized in Auckland.
The Fijilive.com news Web site reported that the accident was believed to have happened at Fiji’s exclusive Wakaya Club resort.
Resort employee Salesi Finau told The Associated Press that Richards and his wife recently stayed at the resort for about a week but would not say when they left or comment on reports of Richards’ accident.
The Rolling Stones played a concert in Wellington on April 18 as part of their “A Bigger Bang” world tour.
According to the band’s Web site, the Stones’ next scheduled concert is at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, followed by 34 more dates across Europe.
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