Sir Mick Jagger was a regular user of heroin
By Anita Singh,Showbusiness Editor, The Telegraph
While Keith Richards' heroin addiction is well-documented, Sir Mick's reminiscences about the band's wild past have omitted mention of taking the class A drug himself.
In her new autobiography, Hall recalls the beginning of her affair with the star in 1977. She writes: "Mick had told me he took LSD every day for a year in the Sixties. He also admitted he was smoking heroin. I was disgusted.
"I told him I couldn't see him if he took drugs, saying, 'Go away and don't come back until you're straight'. He succeeded - he had amazing willpower."
At the time, Hall was engaged to Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry and Jagger was married to his first wife, Bianca. Hall said: "I knew he had a reputation as a womaniser and he was still married, even if he hadn't lived with Bianca for a year, but I was hopeful. I had got him to quit heroin - I could get him to give up girls as well."
The couple went on to have four children and 'married' in a ceremony in Bali in 1990, although Jagger later claimed the ceremony was not legal.
In interviews, Sir Mick, 67, has appeared critical of Richards, the Stones guitarist who descended into heroin addiction.
"Anyone taking heroin is thinking about taking heroin more than they're thinking about anything else. That's the general rule about most drugs," he has said. "When Keith was taking heroin, it was very difficult to work."
Hall's claims could throw fresh light on the infamous 1969 drugs bust at Sir Mick's Chelsea home. Scotland Yard officers claimed they found heroin and cannabis in the Cheyne Walk house.
However, Sir Mick maintained that a police officer framed him by planting a white powder in a Cartier box then asked for a £1,000 bribe to drop the charge. He escaped with a £200 fine and a lesser conviction for cannabis possession.
His claim to have been framed was detailed in files released by the National Archives in 2005. Documents showed that Robert Huntley, commander of Scotland Yard's criminal investigation department, led an internal investigation into Sir Mick's allegations.
Mr Huntley concluded: "No independent person was in earshot when this alleged demand was made and this can best be summarised as 'word against word'."
In May, Sir Mick made headlines by suggesting that drugs be legalised on the Isle of Man as an experiment, saying: "In England they always try out new mobile phones in the Isle of Man. They've got a captive society. So... you should try the legalisation of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens."
A spokesman for Sir Mick declined to comment last night.