Jo Wood’s partying nearly killed her
Jo Wood’s mother thought she’d die from drug abuse.
The 62-year-old former model admits it is “amazing” she “survived” her hard-partying lifestyle 30 years ago, when she spent much of her time on the road with her then-husband Ronnie Wood and his band, the Rolling Stones, in a crazy existence that saw her take cocaine and smoke marijuana and rarely eat or sleep.
She told Closer magazine: “It was another lifetime and it’s amazing I survived really.
“I dropped to 6st because I’d go days without eating. My body was like a stick, but it wasn’t about pressure to look thin, I was just never hungry.
“I was doing so much cocaine at one point that I’d smoke a joint in the evening like having a glass of wine.
“I’d be partying until 5am and sleep during the day, it just didn’t stop.
“My mum thought I was going to die. I could party harder than all the guys, be the last one up, yet still wake up and make breakfast for Ronnie and the kids.”
But Jo - who has Jamie, 42, from her marriage to Peter Greene, Leah, 38, and Tyrone, 34, with Ronnie, and is also stepmother to the rocker’s 40-year-old son Jesse - turned her life around when her lifestyle began to catch up with her and she feels “lucky” to have quit her deadly habits before they got the better of her.
She said: “I suddenly realized I didn’t want to be like this any more, and that I needed to take control of my life, so I stopped the drugs.
“I consider myself lucky because I’ve seen friends who couldn’t get out of it and got worse and worse, but I stopped at the right time.”