Ronnie Woods has shared that he secretly fought an aggressive and rare form of cancer during lockdown.
Woods had previously battled and beat lung cancer in 2018.
This time around Woods was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive small-cell cancer, and once again he has been given the all clear.
Speaking to The Sun Woods said: “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.”
Small-cell cancer can start in the lung but can also affect the pancreas, prostate, bladder or lymph nodes.
Woods credits doing paintings of his wife Sally Humphreys, 43, and their four-your-old twins Gracie and Alice with helping him get through his recovery.
He also believes that staying sober for a decade and the concept of a “higher power” helped him make it through his latest cancer fight.
“When you hand the outcome over to your higher power, that is a magic thing,” he said.
“That brings you back to the (AA and NA’s) Serenity Prayer: ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.’
“That’s incredible. What will be will be, it’s nothing to do with me.”
“All I can do is stay positive in my attitude, be strong and fight it, and the rest is up to my higher power.”