The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood: ‘I’ve been sober for 16 months’

Faces man puts dry spell down to seeing less of Kate Moss

The Rolling StonesRonnie Wood has claimed he’s been sober for 16 months.

The guitarist, who has been in rehab for drink and drug addictions eight times, told the Daily Mail that spending less time with friends like Kate Moss has helped him keep off the booze.

“My circle of friends has changed. You put aside friends who say ‘Lets go and get ripped’. Kate‘s a mate but I don’t see a lot of her these days,” he commented.

He added: “I’m just enjoying being sober. Sixteen months now – the war is over. I’m not fighting or struggling.”

Wood admitted that he decided to straighten himself out after being cautioned for common assault following an apparently booze-fuelled row with ex-girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova in 2009.

“I started looking at the consequences of my actions,” he said of the incident.

Earlier this week, Wood bagged two prizes at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards for his work as a DJ at Absolute Radio.

The rocker won Specialist Programme Of The Year and Newcomer Of The Year.