Keith Richards apologizes to Mick Jagger for saying he should get a vasectomy
Mick Jagger can’t get no satisfaction — but he does get an apology.
His fellow Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards tweeted an apology Wednesday, saying remarks he made about Jagger in a Wall Street Journal interview were “out of line” and that he had apologized to the Stones frontman in person.
In the WSJ profile, Richards called his bandmate a “randy old bastard” and advised that Jagger get a vasectomy given he had recently welcomed his eighth child at the age of 73. “It’s time for the snip — you can’t be a father at that age,” said Richards. “Those poor kids!”
The statement went viral and Richards promptly issued a mea culpa on Twitter. “I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person,” he wrote.
The pair seems to be able to navigate their thorny relationship well enough to keep The Rolling Stones afloat, however; the band’s No Filter Tour launches May 18 in Dublin, and they recently won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for the 2017 record “Blue and Lonesome.”