Rolling Stones guitarist, Ronnie Wood has just revealed that he was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year.
The 70-year-old in a new interview said, ‘there was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains, time to say goodby. You never know what is going to happen’.
Wood, who gave up smoking one year ago when his twin daughters were born said when he went to the doctor in May, he asked for a more in-depth check up. The doctor told Wood he had found cancer in the guitarist’s lung.
After a week of tests, it was determined that the cancer had not spread. “I made up my mind that if it had spread I wasn’t going to go through chemo, I wasn’t going to use that bayonet in my body’.
Woods says he is better now, but will still have a check-up every three months.”I was bloody lucky, but then I’ve always had a very strong guardian angel looking out for me”.