• Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards says he's giving up drinking; ‘I got fed up with it'

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Longtime Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards said he’s been drinking less and less over the past year and finally just “pulled the plug on it.”

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    The Stones guitarist and founding band member, who turns 75 next week, told Rolling Stone magazine, “I just got fed up with it.”

    He said he still has a glass of wine or a beer on occasion, but that he’s given up the harder stuff.

    “It was time to quit,” Richards said. “Just like all the other stuff.” 

    “I don’t notice any difference really – except for I don’t drink. I wasn’t feeling [right]. I’ve done it. I didn’t want that anymore,” he said.

    Richards, who survived a cancer scare in 2010, talked with Rolling Stone ahead of the band’s North American leg of the “No Filter” tour, which kicks off next year in Miami.

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