Ronnie got the bad news of his second cancer diagnosis in lockdown. He was told he had the aggerssive small-cell variant of the disease. It is so-called as the cancerous cells appear as a different size and shape under a microscope. This type commonly arises in the lung but can affect areas such as the prostate, pancreas, bladder or lymph nodes.
So Ronnie fought it during the last lockdown. And much to our huge relieve, he came out with an all clear!
Dear Ronnie! All our best wishes to you, your family and the whole band! Stay well and take care!
“All I can do is stay positive in my attitude, be strong and fight it, and the rest is up to my higher power,” he said. “I came through with the all-clear.“
BBC.com: “Ronnie Wood: Rolling Stones guitarist given all-clear after second cancer diagnosis”
thesun.co.uk: “SECRET BATTLE Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, 73, reveals he fought cancer for a second time during lockdown”
Ronnie told The Sun that he and the other Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, both 77, and Charlie Watts, 79 — are “ready to go” with the rest of their No Filter Tour, which began in autumn 2017, once Covid restrictions are lifted.
Also in this context, Ronnie will release a new signed, limited-edition print in support of Turn Up For Recovery, the charitable movement established to spread awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music founded by Melia Clapton.