The `Spoonful` singer played a pair of intimate shows at the Ambassador Theatre in London yesterday evening to showcase tracks from his latest solo album `I Feel Like Playing` and after coming off stage he revealed he almost passed out midway through.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "My legs! I nearlyfainted, honestly, during the fourth song, because you don`t breathe, and you-re thinking of the chords and the words, and singing ... I felt, Phew!
"I did it before, once, on radio, I was singing and all of a sudden I was thinking, `I`m gonna f***ing die!` and so I had to breathe and felt like I was going to keel over.
"It was like that there for a little bit, but then, I thought, `Breathe, you`ll come out of it.` It`s a hell of a thing. Even though it`s such a small theatre, it doesn`t matter, it could have been a stadium or anything."
Between the fourth and fifth songs, the 63-year-old rocker looked visibly out of breathe and took a minute to regain his composure before the next song, uttering a few expletives to the crowd.
The Rolling Stones guitarist was introduced by `Sex and the City` actor Chris Noth and was backed by a band including his son Jesse James Wood.
The set saw Ronnie joined by several special guests, including Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones and soul singers Beverley Knight and Mica Paris; while former Guns N` Roses bassist Duff McKagan looked on from the crowd and Ronnie`s girlfriend Ana Araujo.
A number of songs were accompanied by improvised instruments made from everyday items played by the cast of musical `Stomp`.
Despite losing his breath, Ronnie insisted he`d had a great time at the show.
He said: "But just being on stage again, my fingers are throbbing like Popyeye! It`s great doing my own show, it`s like doing a painting, it`s like, `This is mine.`
"I just played more or less a whole set of never heard before songs. I was honoured that the crowd liked it."