Don’t do drugs, dopeheads Stones tell young pop stars
London: The Rolling Stones, the original bad boys of rock, have warned younger pop idols not to take drugs, because of the health risks.
“When we were experimenting with drugs, little was known about the effects,” Sir Mick Jagger said at the premiere of a film showing the band in concert. “In our time, there were no rehab centres. Anyway, I did not know about them.”
Jagger, 64, achieved international notoriety when he was briefly jailed in 1967 for possessing drugs, but he is better known now for his devotion to fitness.
Keith Richards, the band’s guitarist and a former heroin addict, warned that if Amy Winehouse, the 24-year-old singer famous for songs such as Rehab and Addicted, does not give up drugs she could end up looking as wrinkly and wasted as him.