Rolling Stone Bill Wyman has cancer but expects to recover

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has prostate cancer.
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has prostate cancer.

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

The 79-year-old musician, who is expected to make a full recovery, joined the rock band in late 1962.

He left in 1993, but is still musically active, releasing a solo album, Back To Basics, last year.

A spokesman said: "He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery, as it was caught in the early stages.

"The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time."