Jazz veteran SONNY ROLLINS is so obsessed with making music, he becomes physically ill if he fails to play his famous saxophone.

The 74-year-old icon insists music has the power to heal and strengthen, and ensures he never goes a day without a quick blast on his horn.

He says, "Music has always been my rock, my foundation.

"In fact, if I'm not able to practise for four or five days, I begin to feel under the weather. So yes, I see music as a healing force."