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Former Rolling Stone Bassist Bill Wyman Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The 79-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

Former Rolling Stones bassist, 79-year-old Bill Wyman, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to statements on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Bill Wyman (C) and his Rhythm Kings perform at Gabrielle's Gala, the inaugural fundraiser hosted by Denise Rich in aid of Gab
Bill Wyman (C) and his Rhythm Kings perform at Gabrielle's Gala, the inaugural fundraiser hosted by Denise Rich in aid of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research on June 7, 2012 in London, England. 

"The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time," a representative told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. "No further comment will be made at this point." 

Wyman played bass for the band from 1962 to 1993 and is credited for bringing "electricity to the Stones."

"They didn't want me to leave, but we get on great now," Wyman said of the Stones in a 2008 interview with The Telegraph. "I had 30 great years with them, then a really nice divorce and corny as it may sound, we are still family." 

Wyman now performs with his band the Rhythm Kings, and is also an avid photographer and cricket player.

The Huffington Post has reached out to Bill Wyman and will update this post accordingly. 

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