Ronnie Wood's wife fears contracting Zika virus

Rocker Ronnie Wood's pregnant wife Sally Humphreys has returned home to London from the Rolling Stones tour in Brazil due to fears she could contract the Zika virus.

PTI| Updated: Feb 22, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Ronnie Wood's wife fears contracting Zika virus

London: Rocker Ronnie Wood's pregnant wife Sally Humphreys has returned home to London from the Rolling Stones tour in Brazil due to fears she could contract the Zika virus.

Wood, 68, took to Twitter to tell concerned fans that Humphreys is back in London because they were worried she might get infected by the disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and similar to the deadly dengue fever, in Brazil which could've affected their unborn twins, reported Female First.

"My wife @sallywood has not been 'sent home' from the @rollingstones tour! Our twins come first and we decided the Zika virus & excessive flying was too dangerous for them. (sic)," his tweet read.

The Stones have been staying in the luxury Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for their 'America Latina Ole Tour', and performed in the South American city on February 20.

The rockers have three further gigs in Brazil before moving onto Peru, Colombia and finally Mexico, where the 13-date tour will come to an end on March 17. Wood and 38-year-old Humphrey's twins will be their first children together. He has four kids from previous relationships.