Rocker Ronnie Woods has offered words of advice to addicts who are unable to attend AA and other meetings that assist people in staying on track. 

Speaking on Twitter, the 73-year-old Rolling Stones band member has been reading extracts from various books that help him get through every day when he is unable to get to meetings.

He said: "To those in AA, NA and other recovery support groups, who won't be able to go to meetings during Coronavirus Lockdown, I hope these readings help you as much as they help me."

Woods sent out the message less than 24 hours ago that he would be sharing his readings with people online and has already read an extract.

Three years ago the guitarist, who is father to two young twins, told The Mail On Sunday's Event magazine that he wondered whether it was "time to say goodbye" when he was diagnosed with lung cancer.