Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones guitarist, gets all-clear after second cancer diagnosis
Speaking with British paper the Sun, the 73-year-old Rolling Stones guitar player exposed he was identified with small-cell cancer — a cancer that normally impacts the lungs — throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
“I’ve had cancer two different ways now,” Wood informed the publication.
“I had lung cancer in 2017 and I had small-cell more recently that I fought in the last lockdown.”
According to the American Cancer Society, small-cell cancer is an extremely deadly cancer frequently discovered within the lungs however can impact locations such as the prostate, pancreas, bladder or lymph nodes. It is a more aggressive kind of lung cancer that represents about 13% of lung cancer cases.
“I came through with the all-clear,” Wood stated.
He included that the “self-imposed” art treatment enabled him to “express and get lost.”
An agent for Wood verified the artist’s quotes to CNN.
Concerning his current health scare, the previous hell-raiser credited a “higher power” for the favorable result.
“I’m going through a lot of problems now, but throughout my recovery, you have to let it go,” he stated. “And when you hand the outcome over to your higher power, that is a magic thing … What will be will be, it’s nothing to do with me. All I can do is stay positive in my attitude, be strong and fight it, and the rest is up to my higher power.”
“I had this thought at the back of my mind after I gave up smoking a year ago: ‘How can I have got through 50 years of chain-smoking — and all the rest of my bad habits — without something going on in there,'” he informed the Daily Mail’s Occasion publication at the time.
Wood chose versus chemo out of worry he would lose his complete head of hair, however did go through a five-hour operation to have part of his lung eliminated. In 2018, he verified he was cancer-free.
CNN’s Lisa Respers France added to this report.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.