Stones' guitarist back in the hospital

Rolling Stone bandmember Keith Richards is due to undergo surgery for a brain hemorrhage.

Richards, 62, needs to have blood drained from his brain after the he was injured last week in a fall from a tree.

Keith, who was vacationing in Fiji at the time of the accident, was originally diagnosed with mild concussion and was discharged from the hospital. But he continued to complain of dull headaches and tests revealed a small haemorrhage.

If all goes well, he is expected to be fully fit in time for the European leg of the Stone's Bigger Band tour, which kicks off in Barcelona on May 27.

The accident occured as he and bandmate Ronnie Wood tried to climb the tree to get coconuts at a luxury resort. Richards apparently lost his grip and plunged to the ground.

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