Speaking to British newspaper The Sun, the 73-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist revealed that he was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma – a cancer that usually affects the lungs – during coronavirus lockdown.
“I’ve had cancer in two different ways now,” Wood told the publication.
“I had lung cancer in 2017 and I recently had small cells that I fought in the last lockdown.”
According to the American Cancer Society, small-cell cancer is a highly malignant cancer commonly found within the lungs but can affect areas such as the prostate, pancreas, bladder, or lymph nodes. It is a more aggressive form of lung cancer that occurs in about 13% of cases of lung cancer.
“I came with All-Clear,” Wood said.
He said that “self-imposed” art therapy allowed him to “express and be lost”.
A representative for Wood confirmed the musician’s quote to CNN.
Regarding his recent health scare, the former hell-razor credited “high power” for the positive result.
He said, “I am going through a lot of problems right now, but after I recover, you have to let it go.” “And when you hand over the result to your higher power, it’s a magic thing … What if, it has nothing to do with me. All I can do is be positive in my attitude , Be strong and fight it. ” , And the rest is up to my higher power. ”
“I thought this in the back of my mind after quitting smoking a year ago: ‘How can I get through 50 years of chain-smoking – and all the rest of my bad habits – without doing anything there,” “he said. Time told the Daily Mail incident magazine.
Wood decided against Camo out of fear that he would lose his full head of hair, but had to undergo a five-hour operation to remove his lung. In 2018, he confirmed that he was cancer-free.
CNN’s Lisa Responseers France contributed to this report.