Four years after his successful battle with lung cancer, Ronnie Wood, one of the two guitarists of the legendary band the Rolling Stones, has revealed that he struggled with skin cancer during the first lockdown in 2020.
The 4 members of the Rolling Stones fascinate with their musical talent, but also with their incredible physical stamina, despite the heavy use of alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes throughout their career. At 73 years old, singer and guitarist Ronnie Wood is no exception. After beating lung cancer four years ago, he has just announced that he has recovered from the second bout of cancer and is very hopeful for the future.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper on April 25, the Rolling Stones guitarist confided, “I had to fight two different forms of cancer. In 2017 it was the lung that was affected, and last year it was a carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that I had to fight. Today the doctors are optimistic,” the 73-year-old musician told. The star is back in remission and says he is ready to continue his No Filter Tour with the rest of the Rolling Stones as soon as the coronavirus situation permits.
Ronnie Wood smoked between 25 and 30 cigarettes a day
“It’s true that I have a lot of problems right now, but during my recovery, I decided to let go. And when you surrender the outcome to your higher power, it’s something magical. What is to happen will happen, it has nothing to do with me. All I can do is stay positive, be strong and fight, and the rest is up to that higher power,” Ronnie Wood said.
Before having a piece of his lung removed in 2017 to treat lung cancer, Ronnie Wood smoked between 25 and 30 cigarettes a day and was in and out of rehab centers to treat his alcohol and drug addictions. About four years ago Ronny woods became a father for the fifth time with his wife Sally Humphreys who gave birth to twins Gracie Jane and Alice Rose.