Speaking exclusively to The Sun, the 73-year-old guitarist said: "I've had cancer two different ways now. I had lung cancer in 2017, and I had small-cell more recently that I fought in the last lockdown."
Small cell is a disease in which the malignant cells are most often found in the lung. However, it can occasionally arise in other areas such as the prostate, pancreas, and lymph nodes.
When Wood was diagnosed with lung cancer four years ago, he blamed the diagnosis on smoking, stating he smoked "25 to 30 cigarettes a day for 50-odd years." He underwent a five-hour operation to treat a small lung lesion.