Published Mar 08, 2016Bill Wyman, an original member of the Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The news broke early this morning (March 8) over the musician's social media pages. A spokesperson informed his followers that the cancer was caught early and that Wyman is expected to make a full recovery.
Bill has been diagnosed with cancer.— Bill Wyman (@bill_wyman) March 8, 2016
He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught at an early stages.
Wyman served as the iconic rock'n'roll band's first bassist, joining the group in 1962. He announced his departure from the band in 1993, but was brought out as a guest at a couple of 50th anniversary live shows in London in 2012 to play "It's Only Rock 'n Roll" and "Honky Tonk Women" with the group.
After leaving the Stones, Wyman formed Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in 1997 and has recorded and toured with them over the last few decades.
The current incarnation of the Rolling Stones completed an American tour last summer, and recently announced plans to play a free concert in Cuba on March 25.