- Publish Date
- Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:19PM
Sir Rod Stewart has urged men to have their prostates checked after revealing he has beaten prostate cancer following a secret three-year battle with the illness.
The 74-year-old music legend told how he was diagnosed with the disease in February 2016 during a routine checkup.
He was given the all-clear in July this year.
Rod opened up about his cancer battle during a fundraising evening for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation with former Faces bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood.
He said: "Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody.
"I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests."
Addressing men directly, the legendary rocker pleaded: "Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor."
Before adding the joke: "Finger up the bum, no harm done."
The dad-of-eight also spoke about how he kept positive throughout his treatment for the disease.
"If you’re positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me," he said.
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