Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood Advises Cancer Patients: Be ‘Positive’ 




By DONNA BALANCIA

Ron Wood fought lung cancer and has won, just in time for the UK leg of the Rolling Stones No Filter European Tour.

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The 70-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist, father of twin baby girls, and cancer survivor told Metro that his secret for beating cancer was his attitude.

“Just be strong and remain positive,” Wood said. “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.”

Ron Wood is cancer-free and ready to tour - Photo by Raph
Ron Wood is cancer-free and ready to tour – Photo by Raph

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Wood said he has had three months of check-ups and the doctors have given Wood the all-clear. He had “a touch” of cancer in one of his lungs, as diagnosed in 2017.

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But for the artistic guitarist who has played with hottest front men in the world including Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger, his optimism wasn’t the only key to survival. Vanity played a role as well.

“I don’t want to lose my hair,” he told Metro. “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.”

The UK leg of the Rolling Stones No Filter European Tour starts at the London Stadium on May 22