Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is doing “ok” after after what he describes as having “a touch of lung cancer.”
The guitarist had an operation to treat a small lung lesion this spring, but gave more details in an interview with The Daily Mail.
“I was bloody lucky, but then I’ve always had a very strong guardian angel looking out for me,” he said. “By rights I shouldn’t be here…Someone up there must like me.”
Wood said the lesion was discovered after a routine checkup required of all Stones members before they embark on a tour. Wood already suspected that after years of chain smoking, it was odd there wasn’t “something going on in there.” One thing he wasn’t going to do–he said–was subject himself to chemotherapy had it spread.
“I wasn’t going to lose my hair,” he said. “This hair wasn’t going anywhere.”
Wood–and his hair–is set to hit the road with the Stones on the “No Filter Tour,” kicking off Sept. 9 in Hamburg, Germany.