March 8, 2016

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Former Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman Diagnosed with Cancer

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Bill Wyman, the former bassist of The Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

"He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages," a spokesperson for the 79-year-old shared with BBC.

Wyman played with the legendary U.K. rock band from 1962 to 1993, and he notably reunited with his former mates in 2012 for their 50th anniversary at London's O2 arena.

In a statement, Wyman’s family “asked for their privacy during this time." It is a somber morning for rock fans, as Australian band AC/DC revealed today (March 8) that lead singer Brian Johnson risks going deaf. The Rolling Stones are currently on their Latin American tour, which kicked off on Feb. 3.

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