The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has announced that he stopped smoking this past October.
The 76-year-old musician said during an appearance on Q104.3:
“I’ve given up smoking… since October. Done that, been there. [Laughs]”
About a year ago, Keith said that quitting smoking was “harder than quitting her*in.” He now adds:
“I think both Mick [Jagger] and I felt that on the last tour we were just getting going… We’ve got to continue this.”
Keef said last year:
“Quitting her*in is like hell, but it’s a short hell. Cigarettes are just always there, and you’ve always done it. I just pick ’em up and light ’em up without thinking about it.
“Lately, in fact – spread the news – I’ve managed to cut it down by a substantial amount every day. I’ve knocked the hard stuff on the head. I have a little wine with meals, and a Guinness or a beer or two.”