Ronnie Wood’s second battle with cancer was “deeply concerning” for his family.
The ex-wife of Rolling Stone rocker Jo Wood has admitted it was a rough time for the whole family when he was diagnosed with small cell cancer during lockdown, but she’s thankful he’s getting better and admits she’s ” is very proud” of the singer.
She said: “I am very proud of him. I think they figured it out early on as he has a history of cancer in his family. It was very worrying, especially for the children. But he is much better. He’ll be fine. “
Ronnie and Jo have remained close after their breakup, for the sake of their children – Jamie, 46, Leah, 45, and Tyrone, 37 – and the grandchildren they have together.
She added to The Sun newspaper: “We have all those grandchildren and children together, so I think it’s really important to have a good relationship. We’re all a family. It’s all good.”
In April, Ronnie revealed he was “completely safe” after his battle with cancer.
He said: “I’ve had cancer in two different ways now. I had lung cancer in 2017 and more recently I had small cell that I was battling in the last lockdown. I got through with everything clear.”
Ronnie and his wife Sally refused to “dwell on any negatives” during his battle with cancer.
Sally – who has four year old twins, Alice and Gracie with Ronnie – said: “We tried to stay as positive as possible and put our trust in the doctors and followed their instructions and advice.
“We can’t thank the doctors enough for everything they’ve done and all the support they’ve given us.”
The 43-year-old producer shared how Ronnie used his favorite mantra, “If I take care of myself, I can achieve anything,” to guide him through his ordeal.
She added: “It has carried us both through it, one hundred percent. You have to be as positive as possible and believe that everything will be fine. Ronnie is an amazing person with incredible strength and determination. He read his meditation books and we focused on his treatment, his sobriety and rest as much as possible. You just have to keep going and don’t dwell too long on any negatives.”