Rod Stewart, in a recent image. GTRES
The singer has been in treatment for three years. "Now I am clean because we caught it soon," he told an event against cancer
Rod Stewart: "I am 73 years old and I am getting old with grace, which is not something I had planned to do"
Rod Stewart (74) has revealed that he has suffered from prostate cancer and has overcome it after three years of treatment, which he has kept secret . The singer has told him in a fundraising event for the European Prostate Project Foundation and has detailed that he was diagnosed with the disease in 2016 . The alarms went off during a routine review but Stewart has detailed that he was detected at an early stage, according to the British newspaper The Mirror .
"No one knew, but it is time to tell everyone. Now I am clean simply because we caught it soon. They have done a lot of tests," he explained at the event, in which his former bandmates The Face Ronnie also participated Wood and Kenney Jones . During his speech, Stewart encouraged the men to get tested: "Uncles, seriously, you have to go to the doctor."
The London artist said that the keys to overcoming treatment and illness are "being positive, working on it and keeping a smile on my face ... I have worked on this for two years, I have been happy, and God has taken care of me ", he said between the applause of the audience.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, who had lung cancer, followed his friend's intervention with emotion. "Someone up there likes us, Rod," he said with his hand on his shoulder.
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death in men in the United Kingdom. In Spain, according to data from the AECC Cancer Observatory, it is first in incidence and third in mortality.
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