Ronnie Woods says he and Keith Richards have been cheering on their band-mate Mick Jagger, after the rock and roll icon had heart surgery. Woods spoke exclusively to ‘Hello’ magazine. He said he and Keith Richards went on vacation to the Caribbean right after Jagger was released from the hospital in New York. He said the two of them, sent Jagger videos of them singing get well songs. Woods and his wife Sally, and Richards and wife former model Patti Hansen have been rooting for Jagger and calling and sending him videos daily.
Woods said, “the videos really cracked him up, and we are so pleased that he’s doing so well, so soon after such a surgery.’ Woods joined the legendary rock band in 1975, after leaving ‘The Faces’ with Rod Stewart. Woods who is also an accomplished painter, has been working on Picasso inspired paintings, since he’s had down time. He said he started working on the pieces after Jagger had to postpone the band’s 9 week ‘No Filter’ tour, due to his health issues. Woods said he’s ‘been sharing his paintings with Mick, and he’s very impressed.’
Woods said he talks to Jagger every day, no matter where in the world he is. Jagger is currently recuperating at his New York home. He was seen only days after the surgery strolling through Central Park. Woods,71 has 2 year old twin girls with his fourth wife Sally. Woods has 6 children, and 6 grandchildren. The famed guitarist was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, he had part of his lung removed. He refused chemotherapy, because’ he didn’t want to lose his hair.’ He finally gave up cigarettes after a 3 pack a day 50 year habit. The Rolling Stones have rescheduled the canceled tour, they announced the new tour will start in July. Jagger was in a relationship with designer L’Wren Scott from 2000 until her suicide in 2014.