Bill Wyman is sadly battling prostate cancer.

“He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages. The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time,” the former The Rolling Stones bassist’s rep said in a statement on Tuesday, March 8, according to [Fox News](

Bill was one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones alongside Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the early 1960s. He later left the band in 1993 due to the band’s exhausting tour schedule.

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Bill (far right) with his The Rolling Stones bandmates in 1963.

“I have many special memories. It’s been wonderful. But I thought the last two tours with them were the best we have ever done, so I was quite happy to stop after that,” Bill said at the time of his departure.

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Prior to announcing his cancer diagnosis, the musician was last seen in public attending Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch‘s London wedding on Saturday, March, 5.