Stories & experiences

Safe2017
30
Stories
23/10/2017
Joined

You Can

Posted in Hints and tips 15 Mar 2022
3 Comments

If this dude was able to quit you certainly can too.

Yahoo Music

Keith Richards on quitting smoking cigarettes after 55 years: 'I just don't miss it'

Megan Johnson

Sun, March 13, 2022, 12:14 PM

Keith Richards is officially a non-smoker.

The Rolling Stones guitarist told CBS Sunday Morning that he quit smoking cigarettes two years ago, after 55 years of the habit.

"You know, it's funny, I don't think about it much anymore," Richards said.

While he mostly quit cold turkey, Richards, 78, also used "a few patches for a few weeks." But ultimately, he realized it was time to ditch the habit for good.

"Sometimes, you know, a bell rings and something inside says, 'Hey, pal, enough.' And so, yeah, I just put the hammer on it," he explained.

Joking that he was "probably getting on a bit," Richards added. "Luckily, I just don't miss it, and that makes me feel good."

The Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos frontman added that since he quit smoking, he's "realized that I had 10 times more wind!"

Even his bandmates have recognized a bit of a change. X-Pensive Winos drummer Steve Jordan, who also took over percussion for the Rolling Stones last summer when Charlie Watts fell ill, said Richards is "singing more in the original keys."

Report abuse ← Previous Story Next Story →

3 Comments

Showing oldest to newest. Swap comments order
  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW March 16, 2022 | 1:29
    I'm not waiting on a lady.
    Im just waiting on a friend.

    Thank you sir Safey.
  • Happiness March 16, 2022 | 7:18
    Another example to show that anyone can quit smoking. We can only hope that more will follow his lead.
  • Mike O June 09, 2022 | 9:40
    Keith Richards can also remember playing chords from studio sessions sixty years ago- some fortitude and longevity

You need to register or log in to leave a comment.