Bill Wyman, Former Rolling Stone Stones Bassist, Diagnosed With Cancer
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has revealed that he is currently battling prostate cancer.
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The Rolling Stones press office announced Tuesday that Wyman has been undergoing treatment for his cancer.
“Bill has been diagnosed with cancer. 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.”
On Wyman’s website, his team suggested that fans post messages of support for the ill musician.
“Please post your wishes and support on this site, and we all wish Bill a speedy recovery and a return to full health as soon as possible,” reads the message. “Our thoughts are with Bill and his family during this time.”
Wyman was the founding bassist for the Stones, playing with them from their start in 1962 through 1992. He had left the band to focus on his photography and writing, as well as his solo work as a musician. Wyman has his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, which he has been playing with since 1996.