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'Luckily I had it cut off!' Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood claims a 'valve' in his brain stopped him overdosing as he admits it was 'too much' on his body

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Published: 01:14 BST, 15 August 2020 | Updated: 01:22 BST, 15 August 2020

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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

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 (pictured in 1999)

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

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

He said: 'Luckily I had a valve that cut off, if it was going to be too much in my body, that said

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)

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