Ronnie Wood's love ban

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 July 2008
Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood's love ban

Ronnie Wood has been banned from speaking to both his wife and girlfriend.

Doctors at the rehab facility where the Rolling Stones rocker is currently staying have told him he shouldn't try to work out his personal problems as the added stress could hinder his treatment.

As a result, he must not have any contact either with Jo, his wife of 23 years, or Ekaterina Ivanova, the 20-year-old Russian he fled to Ireland with.

A friend of the 61-year-old musician revealed: "Ronnie is not allowed to speak to his nearest and dearest while he is in rehab.

"He and Jo still have major issues to resolve. But Jo knows there is no point in even trying to talk to Ronnie until he is sober."

Ronnie has reportedly confessed to fellow patients that he is in love with both Jo and Ekaterina.

The guitarist said: "I love my wife - but I have a girlfriend and I love her too."

The ageing rocker is being treated for alcohol, drug and sex addiction.

A source said: "He is being treated for everything.

"He is having open therapy sessions and explained he has a wife and a girlfriend and that he loves them both. It's very strange but it's just how he sees it. He's looking a lot better and is very upbeat."

Staff told Ronnie he must complete a six-week treatment programme after hearing of his vodka binges, his young lover and previous drug problems.

The source added: "He thinks the whole affair scenario has been blown out of proportion - but that's part of his problem."

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