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Keith Richards Says Good-Bye to Booze

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Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones attends a press conference on April 7, 2006 in Shanghai, China. The Rolling Stones will hold their first-ever concert in mainland China on April 8 at the 8,500-seat Shanghai Grand Stage. (Getty Images)more pics »Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is famed for his hellraising lifestyle, but he hasn’t had a drink in four months. A source close to the 66-year-old musician said: “There’s no guarantees that he’ll stay off it -- but he’s doing really well so far. He has always quite enjoyed the fact that he seemed to be able to carry on drinking as much as he liked with no real negative impact on his health.”

Keith doesn't want to end up like his bandmate Ronnie (Bauer Griffin)
It's believed Keith decided to quit booze after seeing his bandmate Ronnie Wood start drinking heavily again and eventually split from his wife of 23 years, Jo, to run off with 21-year-old cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: “He has watched Ronnie fall well and truly off the wagon last year and he doesn't like what he sees. Plus he has started to feel for the first time like it might do him some good to give up the booze for a while.”

Four years ago Keith suffered a brain hemorrhage after he fell out of a tree while partying on the Pacific island of Fiji, but he made a full recovery.

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