Ronnie Wood taken to rehab by Damien Hirst
Wednesday 07 September 2011
Ronnie Wood has revealed he was once kidnapped by Damien Hirst and taken to rehab.
The Rolling Stones rocker - who has a history of alcoholism - explained he owes the artist after he "rescued" him by putting him into the back of a van and onto his private plane to ensure he sought help about drink and drug issues.
Talking on his Absolute Radio Classic Rock show, the 64-year-old musician confessed: "I've blown millions of pounds on booze and drugs in the past, but Damien rescued me.
''He bundled me into the back of a bread van to avoid the paparazzi and then whisked me away on his private plane. There began my life of recovery. I owe that man a lot."
Mick Hucknall recently claimed Ronnie has now overcome his alcoholism.
The singer revealed his The Faces bandmate finds it "hard" when the 'Stay with Me' hitmakers come off stage after a gig because they often celebrate with a drink, but he isn't "struggling" to control his addiction.
Mick said: "I still have a drink. I love a drink because I've never had that problem, that disease. I know my limit.
"But it's hard for Ronnie when we come off stage and have a drink and start buzzing.
"Poor Ron wants to get out of it before we start talking rubbish. I think he is still sensitive to it being around but at the same time, I really feel he's not struggling any more."
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