Has Keith Richards Sobered Up?
Keith Richards touched upon his legendary decade-long bout with heroin addiction and his well-known love affair with the bottle. Richards spoke to Rolling Stone magazine’s sister publication, Men’s Journal, explaining, “It’s like (Winston) Churchill said about alcohol, ‘Believe me — I’ve taken a lot more out of alcohol than it’s ever taken out of me!’ And I kind of feel the same way about the dope and stuff. I got something out of it. . . all experiments come to an end.”
Richards touched upon his iconic image to generations of Rolling Stones fans: “They think I’m a cartoon! I mean ‘Keith Richards’ — everybody knows what it means. I’m glad it strikes people’s imaginations! I’d like to be old Keith and play him to the hilt. I’m probably something different to millions of different people.”