Rolling Stones guitarist, Ronnie Wood has opened up about his health status regarding a cancer scare last year. Doctors found a small cancerous lesion on the guitar player’s left lung during a routine check up in the spring of last year. The lesion had been removed and now as the band gear up to tour, the legendary rocker has revealed he is completely cancer free.
Wood told Metro: “I had three months of check-ups and it was all clear, and they said go and enjoy life. I don’t want to lose my hair. If your body is riddled with cancer, it’s a losing cause. Luckily, all mine was contained within the left lung and I was fortunate enough to get shot of it, bang. There was none in the rest of my body so I didn’t require chemo.”
Despite the tangle with mortality, Wood claims he has zero regrets about his lifestyle choices over the years.
“No, not even smoking for England for over 50 years. It was a wonder I wasn’t riddled with cancer in both lungs. It’s a wonder they both didn’t explode.”
When questioned if he had any messages for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, Wood said: “Just be strong and remain positive. I was prepared to remain positive to my dying breath. I’ve had a great life and I was all ready to go. Wow! I didn’t know I was going to be given the ticket to last this long. What a reprieve.”
The Rolling Stones return to action when they kick off their No Filter Tour At Croke Park, Dublin on May 14th. Keep on keepin’ on.
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