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- Posted on Jan 25th 2010 6:24AM by Julian Marszalek
According to source, Richards -- once infamously described as the "most elegantly wasted man in the world" -- has been dry for four months after ignoring medical advice to stop drinking for decades.
A source close to the guitarist said, "There's no guarantees that he'll stay off it -- but he's doing really well so far."
It would appear that the drink-fuelled antics of fellow Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood have prompted Richards to re-assess his own lifestyle. Wood left his wife Jo for teenager Ekatrina Ivanova for short-lived relationship.
The source continued, "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. But 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."
Keith Richards kicked a ten-year heroin addiction after being busted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1977 for possession of 22 grams of heroin. Now it seems that Richards is enjoying a long period of sobriety for the first time in many, many years.