Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood swaps drugs and drink for knitting scarves

Rolling Stones wild man Ronnie Wood has revealed he has replaced his infamous booze and drug binges with a new hobby – knitting.

Ronnie, who beat lung cancer in recent years, has boasted previously about his out-of-control ragers on alcohol, cocaine and heroin.

The 73-year-old confessed that he now spends his evenings knitting 'endless scarves' instead.

Speaking on the Tea With Twiggy podcast he said: "I do knit.

"I used to hold the spool of wool for my mum.

"She taught me the plain stitch and I still do it today and I knit endless scarves now."

Ronnie, who has been sober for 10 years, used to turn up to showbiz parties freebasing' cocaine with his personal Bunsen burner.

At one point Damien Hirst took him to a rehab clinic after snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan told the artist he was concerned about the rock star's binging.

Ronnie now lives a much more sedate life with theatre producer wife Sally, 41, and their four-year-old twins Alice and Gracie.

But he admitted he still has one way of getting high that he picked up during his years spent trying to get clean.

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He said: "I am an espresso man but that is an old leftover habit from rehab.I couldn't do anything else so coffee was the thing."

He said he hoped he was a "living walking example of coffee" being good for you.

"Because I drink enough of the stuff," he added.

Ronnie also opened up about successfully giving up drink and drugs, after being sober for the last decade.

He said: "I thought I’d better change.

"Change my way of thinking. Nothing was working… dope-wise. The coke wasn’t working. The drink wasn’t working. I’d try one more just to see if I could cut through it, and I’d turn into this sour person … and I thought, 'This is not me.'"

He added: "I took the 'brave move' again – but this time for myself – to abstain and try and clean up my act."

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