Monday, April 26, 2021

Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones survives second cancer diagnosis

Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones is sharing the news that he survived a second cancer diagnosis during lockdown.

The Sun reports Wood has confirmed that he had a variant of the disease after previously facing a battle with lung cancer.

“I’ve had cancer two different ways now,” explains Wood. “I had lung cancer in 2017 and I had small-cell more recently that I fought in the last lockdown.”

The 73-year-old rocker – who has six children, including twin girls in 2016 – says working on paintings of wife Sally, and the 4-year-old girls, as well as being sober for a decade and putting his fate in the hands of a “higher power” helped him through his latest cancer fight.

“I came through with the all-clear,” adds Wood.

Last year, The Rolling Stones postponed their No Filter North American tour amid the coronavirus pandemic; the 15-date series was scheduled to open last May in San Diego, CA and wrap up in Atlanta, GA in early July.

Last fall, Wood released his documentary, “Somebody Up There Likes Me”; directed by Mike Figgis and billed as “the first in-depth film biography” of the guitarist, the project traces Wood’s 50-year musical history, from The Birds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces (with Rod Stewart), and The New Barbarians, to becoming a permanent member of The Rolling Stones.

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