London (ANI): Despite their break-up, Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo is still concerned about the rocker and has revealed that she spent years fearing her partner would 'drop dead because of his drinking." The musician divorced his wife of 23 years in 2009 for young Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova. Jo, who has always been tormented by the Rolling Stones star's alcohol addiction, hopes his reported admission to rehab last month will help him kick booze for good.
"I was constantly worried he''d drop dead because of his drinking, and I never knew when he was going to go mad because there was no alcohol in the house. I was very protective and I didn't want anyone to see the seriousness of his addiction. It was stressful," the Daily Star quoted her as saying. "For him to become sober he needs to go into rehab. I don''t think he''s strong enough to do it himself. But I hope he does stay sober. He''s such a sweet man when he is," she added.
Jo said that she"s worried for Wood since he split from Ivanova in December (09), but she's adamant she couldn''t ever rekindle her relationship with the rocker. "I think we all knew it would end in tears, but I worry about Ronnie. He''s not good on his own. I liked that he had someone to take care of him. Now I worry he''s a loose cannon," she said. "I loved him and thought we'' grow old together, but knowing he''d been with someone else for 18 months... I couldn't live with him again. I can't imagine being with him now. I''ve come out from his shadow," she added.