Ronnie Wood Beats Cancer For A Second Time, He Reveals
Ronnie Wood had good news to share with fans today: he has beaten cancer for the second time.
Speaking to the U.K. paper The Sun, The Rolling Stones guitarist revealed he was given the “all clear” by doctors.
“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,” he said of the disease, which commonly starts in the lung and also can affect the prostate, pancreas, bladder and lymph nodes.
Wood, 73, believes overcoming alcohol and drug addictions were key in improving his health.
“I’m going through a lot of problems now, but throughout my recovery, you have to let it go. And when you hand the outcome over to your higher power, that is a magic thing,” he said.
Wood will be releasing a limited-edition signed print of a painting he created called Affirmation I that will help raise money for the Turn Up for Recovery, a charity founded by Eric Clapton‘s wife, Melia, that promotes abstinence-based addiction recovery through music.
The art features the positive phrase “When I Take Care of Myself I Can Achieve Anything,” along with a colorful abstract design. Five-hundred hand-signed and numbered copies of the print will be available, priced at £399 — about $554 U.S. — starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET via RonnieWood.com. Half the proceeds will benefit Turn Up for Recovery.