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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has apologised for suggesting that eight-times father Mick Jagger get a vasectomy.
Richards (74), who has four children and five grandchildren himself, called band mate Jagger ‘‘a randy old bastard’’ in an interview with the Wall Street Journal magazinethis week.
‘‘It’s time for the snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!’’ he said of the Rolling Stones frontman.
Jagger (74) became a father for the eighth time in December 2016 when his dancer girlfriend Melanie Hamrick gave birth to a son in New York.
‘‘I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have, of course, apologised to him in person,’’ Richards said in a Twitter statement.
Richards and Jagger, who have written most of the Rolling Stones songs over the rock band’s five-decade career, are known for their love-hate relationship.