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Former Rolling Stones star diagnosed with cancer

NewsBy Niamh Cluskey
Former Rolling Stones star diagnosed with cancer

Former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The 79-year-old musician has revealed that he is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

A spokesman for Wyman said: "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."

Born William Perks, Wyman joined the Rolling Stones in 1962 but quit the band back in the early 90’s.

The Stones gained their first UK number one in 1964 with It's All Over Now, and went on to achieve success with hits including Gimme Shelter, Satisfaction, and Jumpin' Jack Flash.

After leaving the band, Wyman founded his own band - Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1997, who last toured in 2014.

The father-of-four has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the group.

Last year, he released his first solo album for 33 years, entitled Back To Basics, which he put together after finding 60 unreleased tracks as he archived old demo tapes.

The musician was last pictured on Saturday at the wedding of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, alongside his third wife, Suzanne Accosta.

Fans are already sending their concerns and well wishes to Bill via Twitter.