- 25 Mar 20
Wood has been sober since 2010.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood took to Twitter yesterday to share his personal advice for recovering addicts who may be self-isolating.
Sharing an excerpt from a book called Keep It Simple: Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginnings and Renewal, Wood said:
“I will share my hope for the future with myself, my higher power, and my friends. I will also share this with someone who has lost hope. Now, if anything, we have tended to be people who have wanted it all now. To hope is not to demand.
“Maybe we were a bit demanding. Maybe we were a bit impatient. Maybe that’s why we had such little hope. Hope is believing good will come, even in bad times; hope is knowing that ‘this too shall pass.’
“Hope is knowing that no matter how afraid we are, our higher power will be with us. Hope is knowing we never have to be alone again. It is knowing that time is on our side. Hope is giving up control. Hope is knowing we never had control in the first place. I hope this helps you get through another day.”
Wood discussed his own struggles with addiction in a documentary last year called Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me. The Rolling Stones were due to perform across the U.S. and Canada this summer, but have since postponed their tour dates.