Bowie Kept Wild Ways Hidden From Young Son

click image to enlarge
March 25, 2011 | 5:10am EST

Singer David Bowie ensured his son wasn’t exposed to his wild ways when he was growing up – Duncan Jones only found out about his father’s excesses when he read newspaper reports years later.
The rocker is famed for his drug use during his heyday, once admitting, “I’d stay up for weeks. Even people like Keith Richards were floored by it… I was hallucinating 24 hours a day.”

But Bowie made sure Jones, who was born Zowie Bowie in 1971, did not witness his crazy antics.

The moviemaker tells Britain’s The Times, “I was massively kept away from that kind of thing. I found out about it when I was older and found it very difficult to separate the dad I remember growing up with to the man in the papers.”

And Jones was unfazed by tabloid tales about his father’s bisexuality, adding, “I didn’t know about that either till I was older and I never really cared when I understood what it meant. I remember him having the most gorgeous girlfriends. If it’s true, I don’t care.”