Ronnie Wood has revealed that he used to take a Bunsen burner to parties so that he can smoke cocaine.
The Rolling Stones rocker, 72, had always been known for his wild lifestyle, but admitted he realised that things had gone too far as he’d taken to bringing the science lab equipment to to showbiz bashes.
Ronnie opened up about his hell raiser past in a new biographical documentary called Somebody Up There Likes Me.
Shock actions: Ronnie Wood, 72, has revealed that he used to take a Bunsen burner to parties so that he can smoke cocaine
In the film, the musician revealed that he made a habit of carrying around the tool so he could light the drug in a glass pipe in a bid to get a purer hit, something which is referred to as freebasing.
He said: ‘I felt that with the base, the freebase, it was controlling me. I had no control over it. It took me about three years to get off it.
‘It’s incredibly powerful, it ruled everything, getting high with that pipe was frightening. [You] do anything for it and I can understand why people went out and killed for it.
‘I enjoyed the s**t out if it. Took it with me wherever I went. I thought it was the best thing going.
Wild past: The Rolling Stones rocker realised his wild ways had gone too far as he’d taken to bringing the science lab equipment to to showbiz bashes (pictured in 1970)
‘I would take it to parties and go, ‘Everybody try this’, get [a] great big Bunsen burner out, the pipes, the works, freebase and everything. And people would be going, ‘You’re f*****g crazy’ but I would love it.’
The guitarist also told that despite the fun times of his crazy antics, a lot of his friends ended up losing their lives as a result of the damaging lifestyle.
He added: ‘I have seen enough people go over the top.
‘Some of them didn’t make it. It was a really horrible thing and you would learn a lesson from that.’
Addicted: He said: ‘I felt that with the base, the freebase, it was controlling me. I had no control over it. It took me about three years to get off it’
Somebody Up There Likes Me, which follows the life story of Ronnie’s rise to the top, features an array of archive footage and candid interviews that takes viewers on his biographical journey from his childhood to his international success with The Rolling Stones.
And in the film, artist Damien Hurst revealed that he once took Ronnie to rehab after a concerned phone call from snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Following a drink and drugs binge which turned the rocker into a ‘babbling f*****g wreck’, Damien took action when O’Sullivan expressed his worry.
Speaking of the call from the snooker ace, Damien recalled: ‘He said, ‘Ronnie is in a real mess he needs to go to rehab.
‘I picked him up with his son Jesse, and of course he is drinking. We went out and we went to a local pub on the way.’
Tough times: The guitarist also told that despite the fun times of his crazy antics, a lot of his friends ended up losing their lives as a result of the damaging lifestyle
Ronnie celebrated his documentary at its world premiere, which took place during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at the BFI Southbank on Saturday night.
He was joined buy Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, 76, and his theatre producer wife Sally Humphreys, 41.
The star put on a dapper display as he cosied up to his stylish other half.
The pair, who are doting parents to twin daughters, Alice and Gracie, three, looked happy and relaxed as they posed away.
The couple tied the knot in December 2012 and welcomed little Gracie and Alice into the world in May 2016, two days before Ronnie’s 69th birthday.
Loved-up: Ronnie was joined by his wife Sally Humphreys, 41, at the world premiere for his documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me on Saturday night at the BFI Southbank