LONDON – – Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his tme.There is absolutely no way to explain the following news item except to remind you that, hey, it’s Keith Richards, and to swear that we are not making it up.
In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father’s ashes mixed with cocaine.
“The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father,” Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.
“He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared,” he said. “… It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”
Richards’ father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.
Dr. Henry Pottle, a geneticist at London’s Hanover Hospital said that the action may have unusual consequences. ” Some genes are non-combustible. ” he said. “I’ve never heard of anyone doing such a thing, but it is possible that, should Richards father a child, the child may be a partial clone of his father, and may be horribly disfigured with ash.
London’s Metropolitan Police Captain, Ian Greene, said his department is looking into what may be a unique crime. “Sniffing ones father’s ashes may come under incest laws. he observed.