Ex-Rolling Stones Member Diagnosed With Cancer

9 March 2016 | 10:08 am | Staff Writer

Get well soon, Bill Wyman.

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Former bassist of The Rolling StonesBill Wyman, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a spokesman for the musician confirmed last night. 

As BBC reports, the spokesman said, "He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages."

In a statement, the 79-year-old's family "asked for their privacy during this time."

Wyman was an active member of The Rolling Stones between 1962-1993.

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He featured on the iconic band's self-titled debut album, released in 1964, all the way through to his final efforts on the 1989 record, Steel Wheels, though he did perform with the Stones at the 50th anniversary shows at London's O2 Arena in 2012. 

Since departing from the Stones, Wyman founded blues-rock outfit, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. 

Wyman also enjoyed a successful solo career in the '70s and '80s with tracks such as White Lightnin', Je Suis Un Rock Star and Baby Please Don't Go.