Keith Richards apologizes for saying Mick Jagger needs a vasectomy

Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2o16 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!”

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HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: The Rolling Stones arrive for their concert in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: The Rolling Stones arrive for their concert in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger arrive for the Rolling Stones concert in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Ronnie Wood arrives for The Rolling Stones concert in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: The Rolling Stones arrive for their concert in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after their plane landed at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Fans waits near a stage where the UK rock band Rolling Stones will perform at 'Ciudad Deportiva' in Havana on March 25, 2016. When the Rolling Stones rock Havana this Friday in their first-ever Cuban concert, the sound system will blast to as many as a million fans. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans waits near a stage where the UK rock band Rolling Stones will perform at 'Ciudad Deportiva' in Havana on March 25, 2016. When the Rolling Stones rock Havana this Friday in their first-ever Cuban concert, the sound system will blast to as many as a million fans. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP / RODRIGO ARANGUA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Cubans attend a concert by the UK rock band The Rolling Stones at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Fans of Rolling Stones attend the first show of the band in the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Fans of Rolling Stones attend the first show of the band in the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Mick Jagger of British rock band The Rolling Stones performs during the first show of the band on the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Mick Jagger of British rock band The Rolling Stones performs during the first show of the band on the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: The Rolling Stones performs on stage at a free concert March 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans listened to the Rolling Stones play for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: British model Naomi Campbell attends the first show of the Rolling Stones in the Cuba as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Fans of Rolling Stones attend the first show of the band in the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: The Rolling Stones performs on stage at a free concert March 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans listened to the Rolling Stones play for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: The Rolling Stones performs on stage at a free concert March 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans listened to the Rolling Stones play for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Rolling Stones fans wait for the start of a free concert March 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans waited for the Rolling Stones to play for the first time in Cuba, after the music was once banned by the government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Rolling Stones fans wait for the start of a free concert March 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. Thousands of fans waited for the Rolling Stones to play for the first time in Cuba, after the music was once banned by the government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: The Rolling Stones perform during the first show of the band on the Island as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images) (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: American Actor Richard Gere is seen during the first show of The Rolling Stones in Cuba as part of the Latin American Ole Tour at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: The Rolling Stones backstage before their concert at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Keith Richards performs on stage during The Rolling Stones concert at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Ronnie Wood (L) and wife Sally Humphreys on stage before The Rolling Stones concert at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: A general view of the atmosphere before The Rolling Stones perform at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: A general view of the atmosphere during The Rolling Stones performance at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 25: Mick Jagger performs on stage during The Rolling Stones concert at Ciudad Deportiva on March 25, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

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.

– Keith Richards (@officialKeef) February 28, 2018

 

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