Truth & Rumors: Trigger happy Keith Richards shot wayward golf ball

Tuesday January 8th, 2013

KeithHere's some advice: Don't ever, under any circumstances, hit into Keith Richards' foursome.

According to a new book by Bobby Keys, a former saxophone player for the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, Richards once shot a golf ball -- with a gun -- when the ball landed in his breakfast. Here's the story from New Musical Express:

Richards apparently got trigger-happy while on tour with The Rolling Stones in the 1990s, when the band were staying at a hotel with an adjoining golf course. The band's sax player Bobby Keys claims to have caused the incident in his new autobiography Every Day Is Saturday Night.

Keys writes: "When I hit my ball it hooked into the trees, ricocheted – and landed smack dab in the middle of his breakfast. So he shot it. He's standing there on his patio with a pistol in his hand and smoke coming out of the muzzle. He was holding this smoking shell that used to be my golf ball. He said: 'That's a ten-stroke f---ing penalty, and if you ever do it again I'll do the same to you! You ruined my f---ing breakfast!. He was gettin' ready to eat his eggs Benedict."

(Photo Caption: Keith Richards plays at a Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York in December 2012. Getty Images)

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