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Stones star Ronnie Wood thanks lung lesion medics

By Lucy Mapstone

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has thanked doctors who treated him for a lung lesion. A spokesman for Wood confirmed that, during a routine medical screening, medics found a growth that was successfully treated with keyhole surgery.

Wood, 69, will require no further treatment and is "feeling fine", his spokesman added.

Wood said: "I'm so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors."

The forthcoming Rolling Stones European tour, which is set to begin in Germany in September, will not be affected.

Last year, the guitarist quit smoking ahead of the arrival of his twin daughters, Gracie Jane and Alice Rose, with wife Sally Humphreys.

He had reportedly been a smoker for 50 years.

Wood has also battled alcoholism, but has been sober for several years.

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