Rod Stewart reveals he beat prostate cancer and urges fans to get tested

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has revealed he had a major health scare two years ago when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Thankfully the legendary rocker has received treatment and is now in the all-clear.

Stewart revealed the news on stage during a special performance at the Prostate Project Fundraiser.

Rod Stewart

He also urged people to get tested for cancer so it can hopefully be picked up early before it spreads and becomes too deadly to recover from.

The Maggie May singer told fans: “Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, no one knows this, and it’s about time I tell everyone. I’m in the clear now.

“I caught it early, I had so many tests and things you’ve really got to go to the doctor.”

He then revealed that his wife Penny Lancaster had persuaded him to share his news with his fans – or as he described, ‘come out of the closet’.

He continued: “I was talking to my wife this morning and she said tonight would be a nice night to come out of the closet – it’s not what you think.”

Stewart encouraged anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer to do their best to retain a positive outlook.

He said: “You get positive and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face. I’ve worked for two years through it.”

Bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has also recovered from cancer, added: “Somebody up there likes us Rod.”

Take a look at the video below.

Emotional Rod Stewart meets the brothers who wrote the song ‘Grace’ – the song about widow of executed Easter Rising leader Joseph Plunkett

Rod Stewart visits grave of Irish rebel’s wife Grace Gifford, whose song he was banned from singing

Rod Stewart gets tearful recalling story of Irish rebel leader executed 15 minutes after marrying fiance

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling

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