London, July 31 : Rocker Ronnie Wood has been banned from seeing or chatting to his estranged wife Jo or his young Russian girlfriend Katia Ivanova for a month.
The ban has been put by none other than the Rolling Stone rocker's medics, who fear that stress of any kind will see him turning to the bottle once again.
"Ronnie is not allowed to speak to his nearest and dearest while he is in rehab," the Daily Star quoted a source, as saying.
The source, a friend of the rocker, said that Wood's wife of 23 years Jo, is also aware of the ban and is willing to wait till it's over to discuss their marital situation.
"He and Jo still have major issues to resolve. But Jo knows there is no point in even trying to talk to Ronnie until he is sober," the pal said.
Jo, on her part, has been pictured for the first time since Wood went off to Ireland with Ivanova when she visited London's Lyttelton National Theatre.