Rod Stewart Reveals He Secretly Battled Prostate Cancer For Three Years
Singer Rod Stewart has just left his fans completely stunned after revealing that he secretly battled prostate cancer for three years.
Stewart, 74, revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in February of 2016 during a routine doctor’s appointment. After going into remission in July, Stewart is now speaking out to urge other men to get their prostates checked.
The famous rocker made this bombshell revelation during a fundraising event alongside former Faces bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood. Stewart reportedly warned wife Penny Lancaster beforehand that he was going to use the event to “come out.” He said that Penny replied, “Tonight would be a nice night to come out of the closet.”
“No, it’s not what you think. Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” Stewart told the crowd.
Wood, who has battled lung cancer, comforted Stewart as he added, “No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody. I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests.”
“Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor,” Stewart continued. “Finger up the bum, no harm done.”
Stewart went on to say that he believed God was looking out for him, and Wood could not agree more, saying, “Somebody up there likes us, Rod.”
The fundraising event was raising money for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation and was held at the Wentworth Club in Surrey. God bless Stewart for “coming out” in this way, and for urging other men to get their prostates checked as well.
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