This is bad news. British tabloid The Sun is reporting that Keith Richards has been off booze for four months. Surely, his body will not be able to handle the shock. After stubbornly defying mortality for so many years, we’ll unfortunately now have to place Keith at the top of the 2010 death pool.
“He has always quite enjoyed the fact that he seemed to be able to carry on drinking as much as he liked with no real negative impact on his health. But he has watched Ronnie fall well and truly off the wagon last year and he doesn’t like what he sees. Plus he has started to feel for the first time like it might do him some good to give up the booze for a while.
“There’s no guarantees that he’ll stay off it – but he’s doing really well so far.”
Well, good luck, mate.
Previously: Death of a Junky: The Rolling Stones (2001)