He called the unusual gift 'a little something to help you get back on track'
The Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood handed Jo Wood a packet of cocaine shortly after she gave birth to their son Tyrone, the rocker’s ex-wife has revealed.
Jo was still recovering in hospital when Ronnie presented her with the unusual post-natal pick-me-up. She recalls the incident in her new autobiography Hey Jo, which is published this Thursday (February 28).
Jo Wood writes: ”The second day in hospital after Ty’s birth, I was feeding him when Ronnie rocked up. ‘Hey baby,’ he said, ‘I’ve bought you something.’ ‘Oh, my honey,’ I thought. Could it be flowers, jewellery? Instead Ronnie handed me a packet of white powder. ‘A little something to help you get back on track.’ It was cocaine.”
In the book, Jo Wood also recalls Ronnie’s unconventional approach towards household finances. She writes: “Ronnie has no concept of money. Bill Wyman told me Ronnie went to the guys in the band to ask for a loan as we couldn’t pay the children’s school fees. After pocketing the cash he bought himself a Rolex.”
Ronnie and Jo Wood wed in 1985 but the marriage ended in divorce in 2009 after the rocker left his wife for Russian model Ekaterina Ivanova. Ronnie Wood is now married to Sally Humphreys, who became his third wife in December (2012).