GUNS N' ROSES rocker Slash has curtailed his excessive drinking habits following a hospital scare in 2000 - developing a more cautious attitude to hitting the booze.

The PARADISE CITY star, 38, has since adopted a more moderate approach to his alcohol intake.

Slash - real name SAUL HUDSON - explains, "I have toned it down a little.

"It's one thing to do it casually, it's another thing to f***ing live on it, like water and air.

"Drink put me in hospital in 2000. It was my heart so I'm very conscious of it now. I watch myself now."

07/04/2004 17:47