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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood Refuses Chemo Due to Hair Loss

Rock legend Ronnie Wood has revealed that he turned down chemotherapy following a recent cancer scare because he was worried it would lead to hair loss.

Talking to the Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine, the 70-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said that the suggestion of chemotherapy came up when he was being treated by doctors for a growth in his chest, but he said “no way” because “this hair wasn’t going anywhere.”

Keep the faith

Instead, Wood said he kept the faith that everything would be alright, and underwent a five-hour operation in which doctors removed a cancerous “lung lesion” from his chest. The musician admits that his brush with cancer did cause him to think that this might be the end of his life.

“There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains – time to say goodbye,” he told the magazine. “You never know what is going to happen.” Continues below…

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