Ronnie Wood Sends Message To People Recovering From COVID-19
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Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood sends out his support for coronavirus patients who are fighting the disease every day.
Wood has gotten out of his drug and alcohol addiction in 2010 and has been in ongoing recovery for 10 years now. “It’s like having a second chance at life. Seeing everything with clarity, gratitude; it’s unbelievable. I feel so good. And to have these little blessings is the icing on the cake,” he shared.
The guitarist wants to extend this positivity with a message of support to people who have been hit by the coronavirus. Wood reads a passage from the book Keep It Simple: Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginnings and Renewal on the Twitter video he posted.
“I will share my hope for the future with myself, my higher power, and my friends. I will also share this with someone who has lost hope. Now, if anything, we have tended to be people who have wanted it all now. To hope is not to demand. Maybe we were a bit demanding. Maybe we were a bit impatient. Maybe that’s why we had such little hope. Hope is believing good will come, even in bad times; hope is knowing that ‘this too shall pass.’ Hope is knowing that no matter how afraid we are, our higher power will be with us. Hope is knowing we never have to be alone again. It is knowing that time is on our side. Hope is giving up control. Hope is knowing we never had control in the first place. I hope this helps you get through another day,” the guitarist read.
Wood was set to go with the Stones for their second US summer tour, but this has been botched due to the pandemic’s outbreak. “We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour. We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together — and we’ll see you very soon,” the band said in a statement.