Sir Rod Stewart is a legendary British rock and pop legend. Having sold over 250 million records worldwide, he is among the best-selling music artists of all time.
In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists.” Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 as a solo artist, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and he was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Faces.
Back in 2019, the Grammy and Brit Award recipient revealed that he had successfully been treated of prostate cancer which he battled for three years.
Stewart went public with his diagnosis at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation charity in Surrey, England.
“No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody,” the father-of-eight said. “I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests.”
He then said he wanted to raise awareness and urged men to get checked on a regular basis to ensure early detection. “Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor. Finger up the bum, no harm done,” the musician whose hits include “Maggie May” and “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” added.
Prostate Cancer UK s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer overall.
This wasn’t the first time for Sir Rod Stewart to be diagnosed with cancer. In 2010, he felt a lump on his throat which turned out to be cancerous.
“I felt fearful, vulnerable to a degree that I never had before,” he later wrote in an autobiography, but the tumour was quickly removed. “No chemotherapy was required – which, in turn, meant there was no risk that I’d lose my hair,” he wrote. “And let’s face it: if we’re ranking threats to the survival of my career, losing my hair would be second only to losing my voice.”
Luckily, today he’s in great health.
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