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Rolling Stone legend on his anti-epileptic drugs

In an interview with The Sunday Time Magazine, Keith Richards a member of the Rolling Stones has revealed he is still on anti-epileptic medication after his accident in 2006.

Keith was involved in an accident whilst holidaying in Fiji where he slipped while jumping off a branch, slamming his head on a tree trunk. He later had to be flown to hospital after a blood clot had surfaced on his brain. Keith was advised to rest for up to six months, but six weeks later he decided to join the band back on the road.

He has since been on anti-epileptic medication Dilantin, which consists of many different side affects.

Keith spoke about his accident saying "He didn't fully recover from the fall for over two years."

Although antiepileptic medication will not cure epilepsy, it is designed to prevent seizures from happening. For about 70% of those with epilepsy, good seizure control can be achieved through taking medication.

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