Buzzing: Cancer scare for Ronnie Wood

Cancer scare for Ronnie Wood

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, 70, revealed on Sunday that he had emergency surgery earlier this year after a cancerous lesion was found on his lung.

Around May, he spent a week waiting for tests to see if the cancer had spread. Determined not to have chemotherapy for fear of going bald, he said: "This hair wasn't going anywhere."

When the news came in that it had not spread, he had emergency surgery to remove part of his lung.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe