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Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood believes a special 'valve' in his brain stopped him overdosing

Ronnie Wood believes that special 'valve' in his brain stopped him overdosing during his historic drink and drugs binges.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, 73, claims that a circuit breaker saved him from going too far during his blow-outs in the 1970s and 80s.

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: 'Luckily I had a valve that cut off, if it was going to be too much in my body, that said "no, don't go over, don't cross this line, otherwise you will not make it". 

Revelation: Ronnie Wood (pictured in March) believes that special 'valve' in his brain stopped him overdosing during his legendary drink and drugs binges

'It was always ever present that it could be a stopping point or too much.

'If I do not control this then I would shoot off the edge of the precipice.'

The legendary musician, who has beaten lung cancer, previously boasted about his out-of-control binges on alcohol, cocaine and heroin. 

Candid: The legendary musician, who has beaten lung cancer, previously boasted about his out-of-control binges on alcohol, cocaine and heroin

Sober: But the father-of-six gave up both drink and drugs in 2010 (pictured in 1999) 

He said: 'Luckily I had a valve that cut off, if it was going to be too much in my body, that said "no, don't go over, don't cross this line, otherwise you will not make it"' (pictured on stage with Mick Jagger)

But the father-of-six gave up both drink and drugs in 2010 before marrying theatre producer Sally Humphreys, who is 31 years his junior, in 2012. 

The couple now share four-year-old twin daughters Alice and Gracie.  

Ronnie also has four other children from his previous relationships including Jamie, 45, Jesse, 43, Leah, 41, and Tyrone, 36.

Married life: Ronnie married theatre producer Sally Humphreys, who is 31 years his junior, in 2012 and the couple then welcomed their twin daughters, Alice and Gracie, in 2016 (pictured February 2020)

His oldest daughter Jesse is almost the same exact age as his current wife and is the daughter of former model and actress Jo Wood. 

Jo and Ronnie were married for 26-years before their separation and subsequent divorce in 2011, however the pair still maintain a strong friendship. 

The rocker and his new wife Sally first met just over a decade ago, when she was working at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and Ronnie was still married to second wife Jo .  

Time to move on: Ronnie was married to the former model Jo Wood for 26 years before the pair decided to part ways and subsequently got divorced in 2011 

The couple wed in an intimate ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London in December 2011 after a six-month romance, with Rod Stewart serving as the groom's best man.

On expanding their family, brunette beauty Sally said in an interview with The Mirror newspaper: 'I'd love to have twins again.

'We'd be very happy if more arrive. Twins are much easier because they play together. Twins again and then we have double everything. We are good to go. I'm 40 now but you never know.'

Family first: The couple wed in an intimate ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London in December 2011 after a six-month romance, with Rod Stewart serving as the groom's best man

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