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Old 04-29-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Keith Richards in hospital

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is having top-secret treatment in an Auckland private hospital after suffering head injuries in a fall from a coconut tree in Fiji on Thursday.

The 62-year-old rock star, who was at a luxury resort on the exclusive Wakaya Island, was airlifted from Suva and taken to Auckland's private MercyAscot Hospital.

Richards was holidaying with his wife, former model Patti Hansen, after performing two New Zealand shows with the Rolling Stones, in Auckland on April 16 and Wellington on April 18.

Despite reports from the United Kingdom that he was critically injured in the fall, the Sunday Star-Times understands Richards is conscious and mobile and has not had surgery.

He could be well enough to leave hospital early this week.

"Earlier this week Rolling Stone Keith Richards suffered a mild concussion while on holiday in Fiji," Fran Curtis, a spokeswoman for the veteran rock band, said in a statement.

"Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife Patti for observation."

MercyAscot Hospital staff refused to confirm whether Richards was a patient.

But the Sunday Star-Times has learned Richards was assessed by Auckland neurosurgeon Andrew Law and orthopaedic specialist Alastair Hadlow.

The decision to evacuate Richards came after he had a serious headache following the fall and then was involved in a jetski accident.

He has been kept in hospital as a precaution but is understood to have had brain scans.

He has also hired his own security guards.

A visitor to the hospital said Richards was last night sitting up in bed - wearing a colourful striped beanie - with his wife by his side.

Richards was first treated at a Suva hospital before being evacuated to New Zealand. He arrived shortly before midnight on Thursday.

Dr Uzzal Kanti Dhar, of Suva Private Hospital, said Richards was admitted there earlier that day.

"I understand he climbed a coconut tree and fell from the tree and got injured," he said.

Wakaya Club assistant manager Salesi Finau said he was unable to confirm or deny Richards had been involved in an accident, but said he was a guest at the resort last week.

"All I can say is both Keith and his wife, Patti, were here for about a week. They were here and they had a really good holiday."

The couple had been scheduled to leave the island yesterday, he said.

Staff at the news website Fijilive.com said they understood Richards was rushed to Suva aboard one of the light aircraft flights which serviced Wakaya, a 12-minute flight from Nausori airport, near Suva.

An airport source had reported seeing Richards disembark from the aircraft at Nausori.

Fijian air traffic control said a Medivac flight took place from Suva to Auckland on Thursday.

Fiji is a particular holiday favourite with the Stones, who wrote a song called "Fiji Gin" in the late 1970s.

Accommodation rates at the Wakaya Club range from $2000 to $7600 a night for a minimum of five nights.

The resort, owned by Canadian David Gilmour and his New Zealand-born wife Jill, has reportedly hosted Pierce Brosnan, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Bill Gates, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion and Rupert Murdoch.

- Additional reporting Jennifer Dann

Sunday Star-Times/AP
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After all the man's done, he gets hospitalized from falling from a tree?
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Man, this post just give to any questions and too few answers.
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I can't say I'm honestly suprised.
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Evidently Coconut trees are not conventional weapons.

/Obfuscated Wayne's World reference
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the irony

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After all the man's done, he gets hospitalized from falling from a tree?
That's what I though too!
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It's OK kids, do all the drugs you want, it's the trees that'll get ya!!!
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He maybe climbed on Beardtree, and the tree thought he was an orc.......................................
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It's OK kids, do all the drugs you want, it's the trees that'll get ya!!!


I just want to know what the hell he was doing up in that tree in the first place.
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I just want to know what the hell he was doing up in that tree in the first place.
Probably because of the drugs!!
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After all the man's done, he gets hospitalized from falling from a tree?

Exactly!

Well, in any case, I hope he gets well soon.
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Strangely even though i have issues with the Stones as they have been for ages now, I still always think of Keith as being cooler than cool
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Evidently Coconut trees are not conventional weapons.

/Obfuscated Wayne's World reference
Garth: How can you sleep like that?
Del Preston: Listen, sonny Jim. Sleeping like this will add ten years to your life. I learned it from Keith Richards when I toured with the Stones. This may be the reason why Keith cannot be killed by conventional weapons.
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Glad he's ok
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I just want to know how/why he got IN the tree...
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