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Rod Stewart Reveals Recent Cancer Fight Battle

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Rod Stewart just revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer, but the diagnosis came in 2016, and this July he was given the all-clear, CNN reports.

The British music legend, whose hits include “Maggie May” and “I Don’t Want To Talk About It,” went public with his illness at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation charity in Surrey, England on Saturday night.

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“Two years ago I was ­diagnosed with prostate cancer,” the singer revealed at a fundraising event for the Prostate Project nonprofit Saturday in England, per the Guardian. “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.” He added, “No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody.” Stewart, 74, also urged men to get themselves checked: “Finger up the bum, no harm done.”

Prostate cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, with 1.3 million cases in 2018.
While the condition is more likely to affect men over the age of 50, it can be diagnosed at a younger age.