Keith Richards leaves New Zealand hospital

Keith Richards leaves New Zealand hospital
Keith Richards leaves New Zealand hospital

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been released from a New Zealand hospital which had monitored a head injury he reportedly suffered falling out of a palm tree in Fiji, a spokesman for the hospital said Tuesday.

Richards, 62, suffered a mild concussion last week while staying at the exclusive hideaway Wakaya Club resort in Fiji last Thursday. He was treated in a Fiji hospital before being airlifted to Auckland's Ascot Hospital for observation.

"I can categorically confirm Mr. Richards ... is no longer a patient in this hospital," hospital duty manager Geoff Sparks told The Associated Press. "He has been discharged.

It was not immediately clear exactly when Richards was released or where he went after release, reports the AP.

I.L.