Ronnie Wood Checks Into Rehab
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has entered a clinic to undergo treatment for problems with alcohol, the band’s management confirmed Friday.
It was not clear when Wood, 53, entered the Priory Clinic, a London facility. Rolling Stones management said it was hoped he would return home “in a couple of weeks.'”
The rehabilitation stint has fueled more rumors of a Stones tour next year, with speculation running high that Wood is getting into touring shape by cleaning up first.
Wood’s battles with the bottle are well documented – he once reportedly had a pub built in his garden so he could go out drinking without having to leave home.
Wood first found fame in the early 1970s with the group The Faces, fronted by Rod Stewart. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1975 as a touring replacement for Mick Taylor.