A few decades ago, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood lived a rocky rock star’s life that included the drunken use of drugs and alcohol. Wood believes he is still alive for a special reason. Guitarist legend explains that a special “valve” in his brain prevented him from getting an overdose, Mirror writes.

Many rock stars of the same era also used a lot of drugs, and many of them also died. Fans have wondered how 73-year-old Wood and his bandmates really survived the fierce years. Wood said the danger of intoxicant use was constantly present, but his brain valve prevented the guitarist from taking an overdose and rushing to death.

“Luckily I have a valve that stopped me if substances were going to be too much in my body, it said‘ no, don’t go over, don’t cross that limit, otherwise you won’t survive, ’Wood tells Mirror.

Ronnie Wood and Sally Humphreys were married in 2012.

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Wood’s celebration included liquor, cocaine and heroin before. In addition to drugs, the spirit of Wood, who previously boasted wild celebrations, has also been threatened by disease. In 2017, Wood told the Daily Mail of a surprising cancer finding made during a routine medical examination. After surviving cancer treatments, Wood said he was ready for the worst possible news, and praised him for still being alive.

According to Mirror, Wood became sober in 2010. Two years after she became sober, Ronnie Wood married 31-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys. The couple has four-year-old twin girls, and in addition, Wood has four adult children from their previous relationships.

The Rolling Stones are releasing new music again.

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On September 4, The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup, and Wood says it has had a revitalizing effect on the band members. In addition to the old songs, three new songs will be heard on the Goats Head Soup 2020 album. One of them is Scarlet, whose music video features Paul Mescal, familiar from the spring hit series Normal People.

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