Keith Richards 'Talking' After Surgery
05/09/2006 AT 07:35 AM EDT
In addition, this month's originally scheduled European dates for the band's "A Bigger Bang" tour have been pushed back to June because Richards "will need a few weeks recuperation," say reps Fran Curtis (in New York) and Briana Dougherty (in London). The new dates are to be announced soon.
The operation was to relieve a subdural hematoma – a blood clot on the brain. The procedure normally involves drilling a hole through the skull to remove the clot, reports Reuters.
Last week, a spokeswoman for the Stones said Richards was making "a speedy recovery" after his injury.
Richards, 62, was flown to Auckland, New Zealand, for observation after sustaining a "mild concussion" while on vacation in Fiji, said the rep. Various news reports have said that Richards fell from a coconut tree, a Jet Ski or a combination of the two.