Keith Richards says he regrets saying Mick Jagger needed a vasectomy after recently having his eighth child.
In a story posted Wednesday morning, The Wall Street Journal magazine reported that Richards said "it's time for the snip — you can't be a father at that age. Those poor kids!"
The 74-year-old Jagger welcomed his eighth child in December 2016.
But Richards says "I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick" in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. He says his words "were completely out of line" and that he apologized to the Rolling Stone frontman in person.
I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) February 28, 2018
Richards famously wrote about his issues with Jagger in his 2010 memoir, "Life."