Keith Richards has issued an apology to his Rolling Stones band mate Mick Jagger following some controversial comments he made in a recent interview.
Speaking with WSJ Magazine, the legendary guitarist touched on Jagger becoming a father at 73 years old for the eighth time in late 2016.
"Mick’s a randy old bastard," Richards said in the interview.
"It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!"
In a statement posted to Facebook, Richards apologised for the comments.
"I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick [in the WSJ] which were completely out of line," the statement reads.
"I have of course apologised to him in person."
The rocky relationship between the iconic musicians has been highly publicised. In a recent interview on The Music's Producer Series podcast, mega producer Steve Lillywhite, who produced the band's 1986-released album, Dirty Work, spoke about the tension.
"In the total time that album took, I think they were both together no more than a couple of hours," Lillywhite said.
He continued, "Keith didn't know who I was and then after about a week, I was definitely on Keith's team because he was just more cool..."
Listen to the full podcast below.