I thought his son was part of the reasons Bowie wanted to quit drugs in the first place, and that he didnt want him subjected to all that? Thats what I heard anyway, I really don't know. I also heard he spent hsi first few years mainly with a nanny because his parents didn't want to quit partying....
"I suppose if I were a lot older--like 40 or 50--I'd be a wonderful sugar daddy to some little queen down in Kensington. I'd have a houseboy named Richard to order around."DB, 1976