but what can a poor boy do
except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'cause in sleepy london town
there's just no place for a
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffered a concussion in Fiji, a band spokeswoman said on Saturday. Media reports said he had fallen from a coconut tree and was recovering in New Zealand.
Richards, 62, was treated locally and then flown to a hospital outside of Fiji as a precaution, Rolling Stones spokeswoman Fran Curtis said.
Curtis said Richards suffered a mild concussion earlier in the week. She said she did not know how it happened. He was still hospitalized on Saturday.
The New Zealand Sunday Star Times reported that Richards, who had been on vacation at a luxury resort in Fiji, was being treated in a hospital in Auckland and that he was mobile and had not had surgery.
It quoted Dr. Uzzal Kanti Dhar, of Suva Private Hospital in Fiji, where Richards was first treated, as saying, "I understand he climbed a coconut tree and fell from the tree and got injured."