Legendary singer Rod Stewart recently revealed that he has been battling a secret war against cancer, but that his battle now looks to be over.
He’s in the clear!
“Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” Stewart told a crowd gathered at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England over the weekend, according to the Daily Mirror. “No one knows this, but I thought this was about time I told everybody. I’m in the clear, now, simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests.”
The 74-year-old was reportedly diagnosed with prostate cancer in February of 2016 and has battled the dreaded disease ever since. The diagnosis came during a regular checkup for the iconic singer best known for mega hits such as “Maggie May,” “Hot Legs” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
“Guys, you’ve really got to go to the doctor,” he told the crowd. “If you’re positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face … I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.”
“Someone up there likes us, Rod,” bandmate Ronnie Wood added.
Indeed, Stewart shows no signs of slowing down. On September 27, the Grammy award winner will take the stage at the Hollywood Bowl to reunite with former band mate Jeff Beck for their biggest concert together in 35 years.