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

The 79-year-old is undergoing treatment. His spokesperson confirmed the diagnosis in a statement and said his cancer had been caught early. “He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages.”

BillWyman joined the Stones in 1962, when he was 25. He remained with the band until 1993.

Since leaving the Stones he’s put out several solo albums and with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He’s claimed the band never forgave him for leaving but insists he has no regrets.

Wyman (second from left) at the Mar. 2016 wedding of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall.
Wyman (second from left) was pictured in March 2016 at the wedding of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall.

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