Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, faced multiple cancer diagnoses over the years, and subsequent treatment. The extent of some of this ongoing battle surprised even his loved ones, though, as Wood has adamantly acted under the policy of navigating all this his way. In 2017, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Treatment helped him overcome this battle, but 2019 brought yet another cancer fight, this one more draining. It was this more recent small-cell cancer diagnosis that brought attention both to his health and Wood\u2019s private approach to it. Ronnie Wood fought his cancer battles in private London.UK. Ronnie Wood at 40th Brit Awards Red Carpet arrivals, The O2 Arena, London. 19th February 2020. Ref:LMK73-S2890-190220 Keith Mayhew\/Landmark Media WWW.LMKMEDIA.COM \/ ImageCollect Wood recalled after his 2019 diagnosis, \u201cI had to have chemotherapy and radiotherapy.\u201d It was proving more debilitating and dangerous than 2017; this next bout he described as \u201cmuch worse and more devious.\u201d Wood added, though, that \u201cwas under the radar of the Covid lockdown thing.\u201d RELATED: Rolling Stones Member Ronnie Wood Shares Second Battle With Cancer When possible, Wood stayed in the English countryside walking and painting. When news broke of his health scare, Wood\u2019s loved ones were surprised. But, he stressed, \u201cI had the space to handle it on my own terms rather than it being a public thing.\u201d Getting to that destination on the path he chose Wood hopes to resume touring this autumn \/ Wikimedia Commons Among those kept in the dark, Wood\u2019s choice did have an impact. \u201cLots of people say to me, \u2018You didn\u2019t tell me. I would have helped you,\u2019\u201d he recalled. \u201cAnd I\u2019d say, \u2018I didn\u2019t want to bother anyone. I just wanted to handle this on my own and come through it on my own.\u2019\u201d Now, things seem to have taken a turn for the better. Thanks to \u201cgreat help of Sally,\u201d Wood has \u201cgot the all-clear now and that\u2019s a big buzz. Now hopefully we\u2019re coming out of the lockdown, I\u2019m coming out of my shell, I\u2019m gradually getting a bit more strength and stuff, and I\u2019ll be ready to tour.\u201d Earlier this summer, Wood took to Twitter to share he couldn\u2019t wait to \u201cget back on the road\u201d with the Stones in autumn. Circumstances permitting, they would hit several major cities from September to the end of November. Wishing a steady recovery to Ronnie Wood!