Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman Diagnosed With Cancer

Billy Wyman
Former Rolling Stone Billy Wyman is having treatment for prostate disease, which was diagnosed in the early stages. Reuters

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

A spokesman for the 79-year-old musician said that "he is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages."

Wyman was born William Perks and joined the Rolling Stones in 1962, replacing bassist Dick Taylor. He left the band in 1993. Since then, he has been recording and touring with his band Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

Wyman last played with the Rolling Stones at the band's 50th anniversary concerts at London's O2 arena in 2012.

He said he would not be interested in joining the band full time again as he has 'better things to do'.

Wyman was last pictured at the wedding of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall on Saturday.