Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, 61, cuts a low-key figure

Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall, 61, cuts a low-key figure as he steps out with his daughter Romy, 14 – who has inherited his famous hair colour

Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall cut a low-key figure as he stepped out in London with his daughter Romy on Thursday.

The If You Don’t Know Me By Now hitmaker, 61, was instantly recognisable by his shock of red curls as he walked hand-in-hand with his daughter. 

He shares Romy, 14, with his wife Gabriella Wesberry, who he married in 2010 at 16th-century Forter Castle in Glenisla, Scotland.

Out and about: Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall cut a low-key figure as he stepped out in London with his daughter Romy on Thursday

Mick wore a blue shirt with white detailing and light blue sunglasses for his trip with his daughter as they trod the north London streets.  

Romy showed her trendy side in a T-shirt with Frida Kahlo’s face on the front. 

It comes after Mick explosively revealed how heroin made him ill and cocaine made him feel ‘like wood’ when he used the drugs earlier in his career.

The musician said he had ‘tried everything’ and once lived with a heroin addict, explaining he has been around cocaine ‘all my working life’. 

Trendy: Mick wore a blue shirt with white detailing and light blue sunglasses for his trip with his daughter as they trod the north London streets

Stylish: Romy showed her trendy side in a T-shirt with Frida Kahlo’s face on the front

But the Sunrise hitmaker said he hated taking drugs and instead prefers alcohol – although he now limits himself to half a bottle of wine a day. 

He told Rob McGibbon in an interview for The Sunday Times magazine that ‘like every other musician’ he had ‘tried everything’ and had sampled heroin when living with an addict.   

‘I was only there for two and a half weeks and I tried it. Smoked it. I felt woozy and threw up. It wasn’t for me,’ he said.

Sweet: He shares Romy, 14, with his wife Gabriella Wesberry, who he married in 2010 at 16th-century Forter Castle in Glenisla, Scotland (Mick and Gabriella in 2017)

Bonding time: They walked amid the packed streets 

And speaking of cocaine, he said: ‘I have been around it all my working life, but it was not my thing. Cocaine, to me, is one of the most pointless drugs of all time. It just makes you feel like wood,’ he added. 

The singer went on to say that he is now only a ‘moderate drinker’ and for two nights of the week is a vegetarian and drinks nothing at all.   

It comes after the singer denied sleeping with 3,000 women and instead claimed that he had been taken ‘wildly out of context’.   

Stepping out: He wore distressed jeans in a youthful addition to the look

A protective arm: They enjoyed the day out together 

The Fairground singer, who now lives in Surrey and has been married for over a decade, admitted that he had ‘no idea’ how many women he slept with.

He had told The Guardian: ‘When I had the fame, it went crazy. Between 1985-1987, I would sleep with about three women a day, every day. I never said no. 

‘This was what I wanted from being a pop star. I was living the dream and my only regret is that I hurt some really good girls.’ 

But he then told The Sunday Times that the figure was not a literal number, adding that his past confessions were ‘conflated’.

Dad and daughter time: Romy and Mick were treading the north London streets 

Out and about: It comes after the singer denied sleeping with 3,000 women and instead claimed that he had been taken ‘wildly out of context’

When asked what the real number was he said: ‘I have no idea. I don’t put chips on the bedposts. I haven’t a clue and have never thought about calculating.’ 

However, the singer, did admit to living a playboy lifestyle when his career was at its peak, which involved ‘a lot of’ alcohol and drugs.  

The star has had a host of famous flings including a relationship with Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1998 before she dumped him after just four months, and a short-lived romance with Ulrika Jonsson.

His his other alleged exes include, model Helena Christensen, Melanie Sykes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Steffi Graf and Brigitte Nielsen.

Back then: The star has had a host of famous flings including a relationship with Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1998 before she dumped him after just four months, and a short-lived romance with Ulrika Jonsson

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