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Successful lung surgery for Stones star

Press Association logoPress Association 24/05/2017 Lucy Mapstone

Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood has thanked doctors who treated him for a small lesion on his lung.

A spokesman for Wood confirmed that during a routine medical screening, doctors discovered the growth, which was successfully treated with keyhole surgery.

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

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

The Rolling Stones' forthcoming No Filter 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 privately and publicly battled alcoholism and has been sober for several years following stints in rehab

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