Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Wyman’s representatives shared the news via his social media sites, writing, “Bill 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
"The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time. No further comment will be made at this point."
Wyman replaced Dick Taylor in the Stones in 1962 – just six months after they played their first show – and was a member of the group until his 1993 departure following the “Steel Wheels” tour; Darryl Jones has handled bass duties ever since.
Wyman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Rolling Stones in 1989.
The bassist has since performed and recorded with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and issued his latest solo album, “Back To Basics”, in 2015.
According to various media reports, the 79-year-old attended the wedding of Rupert Murdoch and Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall, last weekend in London.
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