The old joke goes that after the nuclear apocalypse, all that will remain are cockroaches and Keith Richards.

In the below gallery of 10 Times Keith Richards Almost Died, the Rolling Stones legend somehow survives drug addiction, fires, poison, stage accidents, the Hells Angels, libraries and palm trees to reach a ripe old age.

Of course, for every one of Richards' actual brushes with death, there are a dozen myths. Here, however, we're focusing only on those incidents that have at least a kernel of truth to them.

Keep reading for a look at the times this stone nearly stopped rolling.

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