The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood has been given the all-clear from cancer after a second diagnosis during lockdown.
The rock ‘n’ roll legend was diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive small-cell cancer earlier at one point during the nationwide lockdown. This was his second diagnosis of the disease following a battle with lung cancer back in 2018, which required emergency surgery whereby a part of his lung had to be removed. Fortunately, the star recovered but admitted that it “could have been curtains.”
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Ronnie Wood declared: “I’ve had cancer two different ways now. I had lung cancer in 2017 and I had small-cell more recently that I fought in the last lockdown.”
The star opened up about his struggle with the disease and said that his passion for painting, the love of his wife Sally and his four-year-old twins, helped him through. “When you hand the outcome over to your higher power, that is a magic thing,” he said.
“That brings you back to the (AA and NA’s) Serenity Prayer: ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change’. That’s incredible. 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.”