Word from the British press is that Rolling Stones guitar man, Ron Wood, is drinking again and has run off with an 18-year-old Russian girl that he met in a London drinking establishment.
There are conflicting reports about whether or not the two are a romantic item or not. Wood’s wife of 22 years claims she is aware that the young Russian has accompanied Wood to his home in Ireland, but says he is going there to work on his painting, and that another fellow who is involved with Wood’s artwork is also there.
For her part, 18-year-old Ekaterina Ivanova says she is falling in love with Wood and that he is planning to leave his wife to be with her.
One point that everyone seems to agree upon is that Ron Wood is drinking heavily, consuming two bottles of vodka a day. One report claims he is so out of it that he does not even know where he is.
Concerned band members and friends are said to have called him in an effort to get him back on the straight-and-narrow, but have so far been unsuccessful. Among those who have reached out to Wood include Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart.
With the recent talk of Wood and Rod Stewart teaming up to reunite The Faces, it has to make fans wonder whether Wood will be up to the task.