Ronnie Wood Undergoes Lung Surgery

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Ronnie Wood with his twin daughters, via a May 28, 2017 Facebook post. “Fun in the sun. Thanks for all your lovely messages”

Ronnie Wood, longtime guitarist for the Rolling Stones, is feeling well after having successful keyhole surgery to remove a small lung lesion. Wood reported the news on his Facebook page on May 24, 2017. The lesion, said the post, was discovered during a routine screening. No additional treatment is necessary, and the Stones’ European tour will not be affected.

In a posted quote, 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, who turns 70 on June 1, has been quite busy with the Stones and on his own in the past year. The band released its heralded all-blues album, Blue & Lonesome, late last year, and appeared at the two-weekend Desert Trip festival in California. The Stones are set to return to the road in September, with dates scheduled into late October throughout Europe.

Related: BCB’s interview with Ronnie Wood

On a more personal note, Wood became the father of twin girls last May.

The Rolling Stones today (l. to r.): Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood

Here are those tour dates…

Sept 09 – Hamburg, Germany – Stadtpark
Sept 12 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
Sept 16 – Spielberg, Austria – Red Bull Ring
Sept 20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadium
Sept 23 – Lucca, Italy – Lucca Summer Festival at City Walls
Sept 27 – Barcelona, Spain – Olympic Stadium
Sept 30 – Amsterdam, Holland – Amsterdam Arena
Oct 03 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken Stadium
Oct 09 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Esprit Arena
Oct 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
Oct 15 – Arnhem, Holland – GeireDome
Oct 19 – Paris, France – U Arena
Oct 22 – Paris, France – U Arena
Oct 25 – Paris, France – U Arena

Best Classic Bands reviewed the first of two Stones concerts at Desert Trip, last October, noting: “The Stones may not be the baddest band in the land anymore — despite [Mick] Jagger and [Ronnie] Wood’s efforts — but they still know how to put on a spectacle. Finishing their set with muscular versions of “Sympathy for the Devil,” “Brown Sugar” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” it was easy to tell with [Keith] Richards’ scorching guitar leading the way, that the band was cooking all night.”

Watch Ronnie Wood, Slash and others perform the Faces’ “Stay With Me”

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