Sunday 25 September 2016

Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman diagnosed with cancer

Published 08/03/2016 | 09:11

Returning Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. Photo by Katie Collins/PA.
Returning Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. Photo by Katie Collins/PA.

Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a statement from the rock band's press office.

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"He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages," the statement said. "The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time."

Born in southeast London in October 1936, Wyman joined the Rolling Stones as the band's bass player in 1962.

He left 31 years later to pursue other projects, including forming his own band Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1996. (Writing By Marie-Louise Gumuchian Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman in 1963
The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman in 1963
Bill Wyman and Suzanne Wyman leave after the wedding of Jerry Hall to Rupert Murdoch at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, on March 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Bill Wyman and Suzanne Wyman leave after the wedding of Jerry Hall to Rupert Murdoch at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, on March 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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