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Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand

Rolling Stone Keith Richards has been hospitalized for a concussion in New Zealand. He fell out of a palm tree during a vacation at the Wakua Club in Fiji.

If you'd like to know more about his vacation, Thursday I happened to run into a woman I know who spent the week at the same resort and had just returned the night before. There were only 6 guests that week (it's on a private island): Keith and his wife Patti Hansen, Ron Woods and his wife and Nancy and her husband. I wrote up her account of the week over at 5280.com, where I blog about Colorado issues.

She reports Keith and Ron were great company. They went in the water, lounged around, read books, drank and yakked it up with the island's other four guests. The rockers shared bottles of vodka during the day and switched to rum drinks at night. Bob, a doctor, even made a housecall to their burre one night.

Too bad Nancy and Bob didn't stay an extra day -- Bob could have been on hand Thursday when Keith fell.

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  • Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#1)
    by jondee on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 02:24:13 PM EST
    Up in a palm tree. One of those things you dont think of doing when youre sober and probobly shouldnt do with a serious buzz on. But, aint that always the way? One things for sure, no one has anything to teach this man about the fine art of r&r. Of either kind.

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#2)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 02:53:20 PM EST
    Falling coconuts are also responsible for some deaths out there.

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#3)
    by Repack Rider on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 03:46:58 PM EST
    A friend of mine who owns a recording studio tells me that Keith is one of the most professional and easy to work with clients he has had. Of course, the sessions start at midnight. Who in the sixties would have ever bet that Keith would outlive George Harrison?

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#4)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 04:09:31 PM EST
    It's only rock and roll but I like it.

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 05:23:38 PM EST
    Repack, I agree IRT Keith, but with the caveat of 'in the last 10 years.' BTW, we're lucky, we survived. (thru no fault of our own;-)

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#6)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 05:23:38 PM EST
    Repack, I agree IRT Keith, but with the caveat of 'in the last 10 years.' BTW, we're lucky, we survived. (thru no fault of our own;-)

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#7)
    by Dadler on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 06:23:08 PM EST
    Repack, Forget George Harrison, I can't believe Richards outlived REX Harrison.

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#8)
    by Edger on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 10:28:52 PM EST
    I never really thought of Keith Richards as a headbanger before now... :-0
    You got to roll me and call me the tumblin',
    Roll me and call me the tumblin' dice.
    Yeah, okay, I'll shut up now... I hope he recovers OK. He's still got the music in him...

    Re: Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand (none / 0) (#9)
    by kdog on Mon May 01, 2006 at 08:01:08 AM EST
    I hope I'm still climbing trees at that age.