Keith Richards, guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones, think that his bandmate, vocalist Mick Jagger, should get a vasectomy.
The legendary English rock band is set to perform in a series of concerts around the United Kingdom as part of the No Filter Tour this year.
Should Mick Jagger Get A Snip?
Jagger has eight children from seven different women. Two years ago, he confirmed his ballerina girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, was pregnant with their first children together.
At 73, the rock star welcomed a son, Deveraux Octavian Basil.
However, Richards thinks that, at his age, the septuagenarian should stop having children.
"Mick's a randy old bastard," he said in a profile published by the Wall Street Journal. "It's time for the snip — you can't be a father at that age. Those poor kids!"
There has always been tension between Richards and Jagger. The press frequently describes their relationship as love/hate, a dynamic that continues up to this day.
"Mick and I would have spats anyway, no matter what I said in the book, and I left a lot out," he continued, explaining the comments he made about Jagger in Life. "Mick and I live off of this fire between us."
Keith Richards Apologizes
Although said in jest, Richards immediately regretted making a comment about his bandmate's personal life. The 74-year-old took to Twitter to apologize to Jagger.
"I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line," he tweeted. "I have of course apologised to him in person."
Richards has five children with his ex Anita Pallenberg and wife, Patti Hansen. His youngest, Alexandra Richards, a model and a DJ, is 31 years old.
Jagger is not the only Rolling Stones member who welcomed a baby in the past two years. Guitarist Ronnie Wood also welcomed twin daughters with his theater producer girlfriend Sally Humphreys in 2016. He was 68 years old at the time.
The Rolling Stones On Tour
Last month, the Rolling Stones announced their first tour in the United Kingdom in years. Called the No Filter Tour, the band will perform in five venues across the country with the possibility of adding more live shows in the coming months.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 2, starting 9 a.m. via Ticketmaster. A presale window will open on March 1, Thursday, from 9 a.m. onward for the shows in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.