Aside from the news spread among people out there, which claim Keith Richards has undergone a second brain surgery, The Rolling Stones guitarist has on Thursday May 11, 2006 discharged from a hospital in New Zealand.
Richards' New York-based publicist Fran Curtis said in a statement, that Richards would remain an outpatient at The Ascot Hospital in Auckland and would return for checkups following an operation on Monday to relieve pressure on his brain.
Following his being discharged from the hospital, Richards said "From the doctors to the beautiful ladies who make painful nights less painful and shorter, I'm pretty much at a loss for words to express my deep gratitude. I hope I wasn't too much of a pain in the arse -- after all it was my head they fixed. Many thanks Kiwis."