Guitarist Ronnie Wood seeks help for 'battle with alcohol'

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has been admitted to a rehab centre, his spokesperson has confirmed.

The confirmation comes after the musician has been subject to newspaper speculation that he had started drinking again and had been having an affair with a young model at his home in Ireland.

Wood’s spokeswoman has now confirmed to the BBC that the artist is now being treated for his ‘continued battle with alcohol’ after previously being admitted for similar issues in 2002.

The spokeswoman has stated: “Following Ronnie’s continued battle with alcohol he has entered a period of rehab,” the spokesperson said. “His close family and friends say he is seeking help and look forward to his recovery.”

The Rolling Stones completed their three-year worldwide A Bigger Bang Tour late last year, documented in the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary film Shine A Light.

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