Simply Red's Hucknall praises wife
MICK Hucknall thinks he would have died if he hadn't stopped womanising.
The 51-year-old singer - who has famously slept with over 3,000 women - tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Gabriella Wesberry last year and credits her and their four-year-old daughter Romy for turning his life around.
Mick - whose former conquests include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helena Christensen, Brigitte Nielsen and retired tennis star Steffi Graf - said: "I was going round the world following models. London, Paris, New York, Ibiza ... I was a boy in a candy shop. I did what you're supposed to do as a pop star.
"It's great in your 20s and 30s, but if I'd carried on like that I'd have been dead. I realised I wanted something else.
"Family puts things in perspective. Romy doesn't care about fame, she wants feeding in the morning.
"It's precious to me because, before I never knew what a family was and now I know, I am never going to f**k it up. Fatherhood has changed me completely."
However, the former Simply Red star - who is now performing with The Faces - admits it can be difficult combining his gruelling touring schedule with fatherhood.
He explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm enjoying fatherhood immensely ... mostly. My daughter wakes up at 7am and I like getting up early.
"It's just hard going on stage at midnight when I want to be in bed by 11."