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Keith Richards undergoes eye surgery

music Updated: Jan 07, 2012 18:26 IST
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Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has undergone laser eye surgery to get rid of his glasses.

The legendary rocker has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse, and even a fractured skull after he fell out of a tree in Fiji in 2006.

The 68-year-old opted for the eye operation to reshape his cornea so that he doesn't need to wear spectacles anymore, reports

"He's music's ultimate survivor but not even the seemingly immortal Keith Richards can stop the march of time. It was a harmless, quick procedure and he's very happy with the results," said a source.

The eye operation is said to have lasted for around 15 minutes, and was performed at a London clinic.

Post operation, Richards is said to have worn an eye patch making him look reminiscent of his Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Teague.