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Keith Richards back in U.S., ready for tour

Rolling Stones guitarist ‘feeling great,’ set to hit the road next month
/ Source: The Associated Press

Keith Richards has returned to the United States after being treated for a head injury in New Zealand, his publicist said Monday.

“He is feeling great, happy to be home and looking forward to getting back on the road with the Rolling Stones next month,” according to a statement from LD Communications in London.

The 62-year-old guitarist was injured April 27 in Fiji. News reports have variously claimed that he fell out of a palm tree or from a jet ski.

Richards later had surgery in Auckland to relieve pressure in his head.

A revised tour schedule will soon be announced, according to a statement on the Stones’ Web site.