Charlie Watts not quitting Rolling Stones, despite rumors

Charlie Watts, the dapper silver-haired drummer for the Rolling Stones, was reported today by  Australia’s Undercover entertainment website to have left the band, just three years short of their 50th anniversary.

The band’s spokesperson, Fran Curtis, tells EW there is no truth to the rumors: “Contrary to a fabricated story that ran this morning,” she says, “Charlie Watts has not left The Rolling Stones.’’

The 68-year old Watts has been with the band since 1963; In 2004, he was diagnosed with throat cancer, which has since gone into remission.

Watch a young Matt Lauer interview the press-reticent Watts below, in 1993:

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  • anthony e

    PLEASE!!! CHARLIE DONT LEAVE!! Stones are not the Stones without charlie!!! after listening to the stones for 30 i cant imagine charlie leaving heartbreaking!! and crushing!! it will be a sad day if true

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