LATEST: THE ROLLING STONES star Keith Richards has been discharged from hospital in New Zealand, after undergoing brain surgery on Monday (08MAY06). The 62-year-old rocker was rushed to The Ascot Hospital in Auckland after pressure started building on his brain following a fall in Fiji last month (27APR06). Richards, who will return to the hospital for regular check-ups, thanked "the doctors" and "the beautiful ladies who make painful nights less painful and shorter" in a statement, adding, "I hope I wasn't too much of a pain in the a**e - after all, it was my head that was fixed."