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Ronnie Wood 'All Clear' After Lung Cancer Scare

March 28, 2018

(104.3 WOMC) -- After battling lung cancer in 2017, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is cancer-free — and no one is more surprised than he is.

"I had three months of check-ups and it was all clear and they said go and enjoy life," Wood told Metro.

According to Rolling Stone, Wood said last August he had a part of his lung removed after doctors found "this supernova burning away on my left lung."

Fortunately, the cancer didn't spread to other parts of the body – "If that had happened it would have been all over for me" – and the guitarist didn't require chemotherapy, which was good news as Wood didn't "want to lose my hair," he told Metro.

Wood, 70, has changed his ways with age, he said. "Just the mere act of getting up in the morning is the big vice for me now," he noted. But he added that he has no regrets about his life of excesses. "Not even smoking for England for over 50 years -- it was a wonder I wasn't riddled with cancer in both lungs. It's a wonder they both didn't explode," he told Metro.

With a clean bill of health, Wood will join the Rolling Stones on their upcoming European tour.