Keith Richards surrenders drinking nearly) saying ‘I got tired of it
Keith Richards, the legendarily hard-living guitarist of the Moving Stones, has stopped drinking – nearly – saying he “just got tired of it”.
In spite of rousing an industry of images praising his unreconstructed way of life, Richards has revealed to Moving Stone magazine that he has pretty much stopped the alcohol.
It’s been about a year now,” Richards said. “I pulled the fitting on it. I got tired of it.”
Richards, 74, who has said his most loved tipple for quite a long time has been Jack Daniels bourbon or vodka, said despite everything he had a glass of wine sporadically and a lager.
The time had come to stop. Much the same as the various stuff,” he told the magazine, alluding to his past dependence on cocaine, heroin and other hard medications. Richards has recently said he stopped medications in the wake of being captured for heroin ownership in Canada in 1977.
His bandmate, Ron Wood, who struggled liquor addiction for quite a long time, said Richards was less demanding to work with since surrendering drink.
“Considerably more smooth. He’s available to more thoughts,” Wood said in the meeting, distributed on Wednesday.
“I think the Keith that we used to know and love had this cutoff point where on the off chance that he had one more, he’d go over the best and he’d be dreadful. The cutoff point ended up shorter and shorter, you know, and he understood that,” Wood included.