Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has not only spent several stints in rehab but is now helping his son Jesse through treatment for an addiction.
In an interview in Uncut magazine in January 2011, Wood says, “Jesse’s going through rehab…We’re helping each other out…I’m over six months clean and good with it. Boredom is a killer, as is the idea that I can always have just one drink. Once I got rid of that I could take my life back and be more focused at everything, my music and my painting.”
Thirty-four-year old Jesse Wood, who is a guitarist and model, is Ronnie’s son with his first ex-wife Krissy Wood, a former model, who died in 2005 due to an overdose, after battling with ongoing depression.
News of Jesse’s addiction took Stones’ insiders by surprise, particularly as he was regarded as one of the most down-to-earth of the Stones’ siblings.
One said: “He’s one of the most level-headed of all the Stones’ children. It’s a real shock. Jesse’s a really lovely, lovely bloke. Everyone who meets him knows he’s a sweetheart.
‘He’s largely kept out of the limelight and tried to build a normal life for himself. It’s a real shock.”