FORMER STONES BASS PLAYER UNDERGOES TREATMENT
Bill Wyman, a founding Stones member, has been treated for prostate cancer in 2016.
“He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages,” a spokesman for Wyman said in March.
Wyman, who was with the Stones for more than 30 years, celebrated his 80th birthday in October of 2016 with his band Rhythm Kings and a host of guest musos at a BluesFest gig at 02 Indigo in London.
The guest musicians included former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall and Imelda May.
Wyman [real name William Perks — no wonder he changed it, that doesn’t sound very rock and roll] was presented with the BluesFest Lifetime Achievement Award during the show, Variety magazine reported.