Rod Stewart revealed that he has been battling Prostate Cancer for the past three years.
Last Saturday, the British Rock Legend went public. In a fundraising event sponsored by the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation, Steward disclosed his battle. Fortunately, he claims that he was able to win over it apparently.
During the fundraising and charity event, Stewart mentioned in his speech that:
“Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I’m in the clear now, simply because I caught it early … I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.”
Additionally, in his speech, he encourages the men to go ahead and have a check-up. Candidly, he mentioned “Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor. Finger up the bum, no harm done”,
Apparently, Prostate Cancer figures as the fourth most common type of cancer for men, as reported by the World Health Organization. Additionally, the report says that more than 1.3 million people have Prostate Cancer in 2018 alone. Hence, men 50 years and older have a very high chance of acquiring it. However, Prostate Cancer is also possible even for the younger age in early detection.
Rod Stewart has now survived cancer twice
Prior to this diagnosis, Rod Stewart was also diagnosed with another type of cancer almost twenty years ago. In 2001, the singer was diagnosed with Throat Cancer. In his autobiography, Stewart wrote:
“I felt fearful, vulnerable to a degree that I never had before. No chemotherapy was required – which, in turn, meant there was no risk that I’d lose my hair,”
The tumor is now gone. This allows Stewart to continue touring and entertaining people throughout the world.
At 74, he still performs his music across the globe.