Ronnie Wood: 'I never got beyond 29 in my head'

film 21/05/2020

Ronnie Wood has admitted that he had "never got beyond 29" in his mind.

The Rolling Stones legend has shared a short teaser to his upcoming documentary, 'Somebody Up There Likes Me', via Twitter. The documentary will premiere on Sky Arts TV on 6th June (9 pm UK time).

In the short clip, Ronnie Wood described being 70 feels weird. "I didn't expect time to go so quickly," Wood said. "You feel almost cheated about time." He described the feeling like "being in a Salvador Dalí painting".

I wouldn't change anything except that I'd do it with my eyes open a bit more.

Wood explains that beating lung cancer in 2017 after 54 consecutive years of smoking 25 to 30 cigarettes a day was like a "get out of jail free card". "So, I got away with having it cut out of one lung, the cancer, luckily it just stayed there. They said, 'We got rid of that, and while we were there, we got rid o the emphysema on the top lobe of your lung.'" Emphysema is a lung condition that causes shortness of breath.

The Stones guitarist went on to explain that the doctors told him that his lungs are now good as new, "like you never smoked."

"How is that for a get out of jail free card? Somebody up there likes me and somebody down here likes me too." 

You can watch the full documentary trailer below.