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Rod Stewart’s secret battle with prostate cancer

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Rod Stewart has surprised fans by revealing a secret battle with prostate cancer.

The 74-year-old singer says he was diagnosed in February 2016 during a routine check-up, reports The Mirror.

Stewart says he’s now in the clear because it was caught early and he urged other men to get themselves checked.

Rod Stewart says he's now in remission, and he urged men to get their prostates checked.

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Rod Stewart says he’s now in remission, and he urged men to get their prostates checked.

“Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor,” he said, addressing the crowd at a fundraising event in the UK with former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones.

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He also joked about telling his wife, Penny Lancaster, that he planned to “come out” at the event.

“No, it’s not what you think. Two years ago I was ­diagnosed with prostate cancer,” he told the shocked crowd.

Rod Stewart joked to his wife Penny Lancaster that he was ready to 'come out' about his secret cancer battle.

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Rod Stewart joked to his wife Penny Lancaster that he was ready to ‘come out’ about his secret cancer battle.

The father of eight was told he was in remission in July and says he did his best to stay positive throughout the battle, according to The Mirror.

“I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me,” he said.

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