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Brian op for frail Richards.

Byline: By FIONA CUMMINS, Showbiz Reporter, and EVA SIMPSON

A GAUNT Keith Richards shuffles into hospital yesterday for an operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.

One onlooker said: "Keith was very slow. He seemed frail and drained of energy."

The 62-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist was last night recovring after the surgery, which as described as "a total success."

octors discovered the clot hen Keith complained of eadaches after falling from a oconut tree he had climbed while on holiday in Fiji.

urgeons in Auckland, New ealand, drilled a tiny hole into is skull and drained off the lood. A Stones spokesman said: Keith is already up and talking ith his family." He will need a ew weeks to recuperate - elaying the start of the tones' world tour ntil June.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 9, 2006
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