Keith Richards isn’t so hooked on the whole ‘sobriety’ thing. But somehow the thrill doing hard drugs has faded.
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has always been a drug-addled musician, with both comic and tragic undertones. But despite kicking the heroin habit and — let’s say it out loud — remaining alive, Richards isn’t so enamored with sobriety.
That said, he’s been clean since Christmas. But that’s not necessarily a long-term change. “I’m not saying I’m definitely f all this stuff,” Richards recently told the Independent.
“In six months’ time, I might be on it again. But at the moment, for a couple months, I haven’t touched it. It’s novel,” he chuckled ruefully.
And let’s be clear: the 74-year-old Rolling Stone founder has not given up on his other vices yet. He still smokes like a chimney and drinks a lot cfee. These vices are probably the reasons why he sounds like he’s croaking when he speaks. But what about the hard stuff?
Seems like he’s giving the flatlining drugs a break. And surprisingly, Richards detests prescription drugs, which course are oh-so-popular with the kids these days. “They are very institutionalized and bland,” Richard remarked.
“And, anyway, I’ve done ’em all.”
All which means Rolling Stones fans are getting another tour.
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