Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards quit smoking

After decades of addiction, Keith Richards announced he quit smoking just in time for the Rolling Stones tour this coming May.

By mporter on February 8, 2020
DUBLIN, IRELAND – MAY 17: Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones performs live on stage on the opening night of the european leg of their No Filter tour at Croke Park on May 17, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

By: Madeleine Porter

Keith Richards announced he quit smoking after decades of addiction. The Rolling Stone guitarist kicked his bad habit just in time for the band’s tour this year.

Keith Richards quits smoking

Richards confirmed he hasn’t had a smoke since October. “Done that, been there,” Richards told Jim Kerr of New York’s Q104.3, just a year after admitting it was “harder to quit than heroin.” The party animal claimed to have also quit drinking in early 2018.

These health revelations come just three months before the Stones kick off their No Filter tour. Keith Richards attempted to quit smoking in early 2019 but compared the process to his drug battles in the early ’70s.






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