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Ronnie Wood, who credits daily sex with his wife Sally, 45, as the reason he still has a youthful energy, turns 76 today.

The milestone birthday comes after the musician battled his way through a series of health issues in the past few years.

The Rolling Stones rocker, who quit drink and drugs over a decade ago, is well-known for his wild life in the public eye, which left him needing eight rehab stints.

Ronnie previously shared he “can’t believe” he’s still here after struggling with his addictions and fighting two forms of aggressive cancer.

The star was first diagnosed with cancer in 2017, and underwent a five hour operation to remove part of his lung, after smoking “25 to 30 cigarettes a day for 50-odd years” before quitting in 2016.

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Speaking to The Daily Mail back in 2019, the guitarist said of his addictions: “I can’t believe I’m still here either.

“Cocaine, heroin, booze, freebasing, I went for it all, but it’s the fags that are almost the hardest to kick.”

Ronnie was previously infamous for his hell-raising behaviour in the seventies and eighties after joining The Rolling Stones in 1975.

The Paint It, Black hitmaker admitted he used to take a bunsen burner to parties to smoke pure cocaine, which is known as freebasing.

Addressing his addiction on the documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me, Ronnie recalled: “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.

“I enjoyed the s*** out if it. Took it with me wherever I went. I thought it was the best thing going.”

Alongside his battle with drugs, Ronnie’s daily intake of booze was said to be two bottles of vodka, eight pints of Guinness, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of Sambuca, which added up to 136 units of alcohol a day.

Ronnie first entered rehab after being warned he was just six months from death.

He eventually got clean in 2010 after eight stints in rehab facilities, with the goal for the rocker being “to stay alive”.

Speaking to Lounder Sound magazine, Ronnie said: “I wanted to stop before my body shut down.

“It was purely a selfish decision to save my life. I cleaned up merely to stay alive.”

Two years after Ronnie quit booze and drugs, he married his now-wife and mother to his twin daughters Alice and Gracie, Sally, who is 31 years his junior.

The rockstar still enjoys getting intimate with his other half in the bedroom, revealing that daily sex is one of the reasons he still has a spring in his step as he gets older.

When quizzed by The Guardian on how often he has sex, the dad of six replied: “You’ve got to have that every day.”

Alongside his regular bedroom antics, Ronnie also enjoys stamp collecting, a hobby he discovered after leaving rehab, as the activity helped him to “stay on the straight and narrow”.

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