Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is recovering after undergoing brain surgery Monday in New Zealand.
The legendary guitarist needed the surgery to relieve pressure in his head after he reportedly fell late last month.
Richards will require a few weeks of recuperation, according to the Associated Press.
LD Communications released a statement saying Richards was alert and talking after the surgery.
“Last week Keith was under observation in Auckland following a fall in Fiji and was feeling well after being examined by doctors last week,” read the statement. “However after complaining of headaches yesterday, doctors thought it prudent to move ahead with a small operation to remove the pressure.”
The Stones were to begin a tour this month in Europe, but it will be delayed until June.
Richards, 62, hurt himself April 27 while vacationing in Fiji. Some reports say he fell out of a tree while picking coconuts, while others said he fell while jet skiing.