Rod Stewart Reveals Cancer Fight

He secretly battled prostate cancer, but has been given the all-clear
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2019 12:46 PM CDT
Rod Stewart poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York to promote his tour and upcoming album, "Blood Red Roses."   (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – 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. "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." (Read more Rod Stewart stories.)

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