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Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman diagnosed with cancer

79-year-old rock legend is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer

Bill Wyman
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Longtime Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Wyman, 79, is undergoing treatment, a spokesman for the musician told BBC News. Fortunately, the cancer was caught in the early stages and Wyman is expected to make a full recovery.

Wyman joined The Rolling Stones in 1962 and remained a principal member of the band until 1993. In addition to playing bass on every album released during this span, Wyman is credited for writing the guitar riff to the Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. In late 2012, he reunited with the Stones for their 50th anniversary concerts in London and Newark, but chose to sit out subsequent live performances.

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