Ronnie Wood ‘determined’ to never drink or take drugs again

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

Washington: Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has vowed that he will never drink or take drugs again.

The 64-year-old musician went to rehab several times in a period between 2008 and 2009 to be treated for alcoholism.

Although Wood has struggled to stay sober before, this time he insists that he is totally devoted to a restrained lifestyle.

“I became an annoying kind of drunk. I annoyed myself and it wasn’t working any more. I thought, ‘This is not me, this is horrible,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“I would have long times - months - of sobriety and then say, ‘I’ve got it, I can have a drink now. I can have a drug now’, and it would all explode and go terribly wrong. I’m still learning from my mistakes and I’m determined I’ll never do anything stupid like that again,” he added.

Ronnie admits he feels lucky to be alive after the abuse he has put his body through, because he has witnessed many of his friends die from drink and drugs.

“I’ve seen all the people dropping like flies over the years and it makes me realise how lucky I am,” he added.