Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Hospitalized After Falling Out of Tree

April 29, 2006 - Posted at 1:39 p.m. CST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) _ Rolling Stones guitarist Keith

Richards has suffered a mild concussion, reportedly after falling

out of a tree in New Zealand.

According to media reports, Richards hurt his head after falling

out of a palm tree in Fiji. Reports say he was flown to a hospital

in Auckland, New Zealand, after the accident at an exclusive Fiji


A spokeswoman for the band says Richards suffered a mild

concussion. She says he was treated locally, then flown to a

hospital for observation.

Richards is 62.

The Rolling Stones performed in Wellington, New Zealand, on

April 18th.

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