Ronnie Wood: I've been off drink and drugs for two months
Ronnie Wood, the rock guitarist, claims he has put three decades of drink and drug problems behind him and has been "clean" for 60 days.
The Rolling Stone has checked into rehab seven times for drink and drug issues during the last thirty years, and in December was cautioned for common assault after a public altercation with Ekaterina Ivanova, his ex-girlfriend.
But the 62-year-old said his personal problems were behind him as he announced that his former band The Faces would make a comeback 35 years after their last full concert.
He credited the change in his lifestyle to his new girlfriend, Ana Araujo, and said he was attending an Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting every day to ensure he stays sober.
He told the Daily Mail: "I've done 60 days of clean and serene and I can't see any way of stopping. I'm doing 90 meetings in 90 days.
"I go from Surrey all over London – I just go to NA or AA and just keep it going."
The Faces are due to play a world tour starting in January next year, after marking their return by playing at the Vintage at Goodwood festival on August 13.
Mick Hucknall, the Simply Red singer, will replace the band's former frontman, Rod Stewart, while Glen Matlock, the former Sex Pistol, will play bass instead of Ronnie Lane, who died in 1997.
Wood added that the reuniting of his seventies band was not a sign that his participation in the Rolling Stones was over.
He said: "The Stones are great about The Faces. They are encouraging. In the downtime between The Stones' activity, you might as well do something constructive and keep the chops [hands] going."