The 79-year-old musician is undergoing treatment.

By Jessica Goodman
March 08, 2016 at 02:24 PM EST
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Bill Wyman, best known as a former bassist in the Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, a spokesperson confirmed to EW.

“He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages,” a representative said in a statement. “The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time. No further comment will be made at this point.”

The statement was also released on his Twitter feed.

Wyman, born William Perks, played bass in the band from 1962 to 1993, replacing Dick Taylor at the time. Since leaving the Stones, he’s performed and recorded with his own band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings.

Wyman last played with the band in 2012 for the Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary shows at London’s O2 Arena. In 2006, he told The Guardian that he left the band because, “I had to get my personal life in order. That was really necessary.”

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