According to renowned singer Rod Stewart, early detection of prostate cancer allowed for two years of treatment.
After receiving a diagnosis and two years of treatment, legendary musician Rod Stewart has declared himself “in the clear” of prostate cancer.
During a routine examination, Stewart, 74, reportedly received the news that he had prostate cancer in February 2016.
The musician, who in 2016 received a knighthood for his contributions to music and charity, made the announcement alongside former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenny Jones at a special Prostate Project event.
Stewart told the audience of 500 at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, over the weekend, “Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.”
“No one knows this, but I thought it was about time I told everyone,” he said. “Having discovered it early, I’m now in the clear. I have a lot of tests.”
The Grammy Award-winning musician is now working to increase awareness of prostate cancer and is pushing men to take preventative steps and seek routine checkups to learn more about their health status and be aware of any potential early warning symptoms of the disease.
The renowned musician said with his 48-year-old wife Penny, “Guys, you’ve really got to go to the doctor.” “If you stay upbeat, push through it, and maintain a smile on your face… I’ve been working for two years”, and the good Lord has taken care of me.”
After Stewart finished, Wood, a lung cancer survivor, remarked, “Someone up there likes us, Rod.”
According to reports, the singer has been cancer-free since July.