Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in good spirits as he remains under observation in New Zealand after a mild concussion, according to the band's spokesperson.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in good spirits as he remains under observation in New Zealand after a mild concussion, according to the band's spokesperson.

She denied that the 62-year-old rocker would require a drill through his skull to drain blood from his brain, as some news reports have suggested.

"He's feeling good and in good spirits," spokesperson Fran Curtis told Reuters. She did not know when he would leave New Zealand, but said the European leg of the band's world tour would begin as scheduled on May 27 in Barcelona.

Richards was flown to Auckland week after sustaining a mild concussion while on vacation with his wife, Patti, on the island of Fiji.

Various news reports have said the death-defying rocker fell from either a palm tree or a personal water craft. The Stones camp has not disclosed what actually happened.


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