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Ron Wood Health Scare

Rolling Stones guitarist has lesion removed from his lung

By Gary Graff
May 25, 2016

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood has been given the all-clear after a lesion was removed from his lung on Wednesday (May 24).

According to band representatives, the lesion was discovered during a routine physical examination and was removed by keyhole surgery. He’s expected to make a full recovery and will require no further treatment, but he has been ordered to give up smoking.

In a statement, Wood said: “I’m so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors who treated me.”

Wood and the Stones begin a European tour on June 9 in Hamburg, Germany.