Sir Rod reveals cancer battle

Rock legend Sir Rod Stewart has revealed he’s won a two-year fight against prostate cancer.

He said he was diagnosed with the disease in February 2016 during a routine check-up.

He’s now urging all men to be checked out before it’s too late.

Sir Rod, 74, was at a Prostate Project fund raiser in Surrey.

He was joined by former Faces bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Woods.

Sir Rod said: “Two years ago I was ­diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“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.

“So, guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor.”

Dad-of-eight Sir Rod told how he kept ­positive throughout his treatment for the disease, that kills 11,000 men every year.

Sir Rod was told he was in ­remission in July this year.

Prostate Project president Tim Sharp said: “Experience has shown what a big difference high profile celebrities can make when they ‘come out’ about their cancer.

“Stephen Fry and Bill Turnbull revealing their battles with prostate cancer are a good case in point.

“We have no doubt that Sir Rod’s decision to announce his fight with the disease will be equally effective.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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