London, March 8 (IANS) Bill Wyman, a former member of the English rock band the Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
He is undergoing treatment after discovering the disease in the early stages, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Bill Wyman, former member of The Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer,” read the statement from Wyman’s representative.
“He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages. The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time.”
Wyman was last seen in public on March 5, attending the wedding of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, the former wife of Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger, at St Bride’s Church, in Fleet St, here.
At the time, the 79-year-old musician was accompanied by his wife Suzanne.
It is the latest cancer scare to hit members of the band. Previously, the band’s drummer Charlie Watts was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004 and underwent two operations to rid himself of the disease. Three years later, Keith Richards’s wife Patti Hansen underwent chemotherapy and surgery to remove a bladder tumor.
Wyman joined the Rolling Stones in 1962 before leaving the group in 1993. He has since made some occasional guest appearances with the band.
He is currently touring and recording with his own blues-rock band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.