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11 October 2019, 12:02
Rod Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster became very emotional while speaking about his prostate cancer diagnosis.
The 48-year-old appeared on Loose Women where she discussed her husband's health.
Rod kept his diagnosis a secret, with Penny revealing he had several tests before they were given the news.
Penny said: "We got the shock news that it was cancer. We looked at the different ways of dealing with it.
"One was to have the gland removed, another was chemotherapy, radiation therapy.
"It was [aggressive]. A lot of these cancers can be living within you for many, many years and grow quite slowly, but with Rod, it was an aggressive one."
Penny went on to add: "Instead of remaining in the gland, it left the gland and travelled to the outside tissues.
"So that was another scary moment where we had to have more invasive tests and scans to see if it was anywhere else in his body, which was the most frightening test of all."
Starting to tear up, Penny continued: "But it hadn’t [gone anywhere]. It was obvious I was going to get upset, it’s emotional. We kept it quiet for two-and-a-half-years now, but the positive news is we caught it early enough."
Rod, 74, sent a video message to Penny and the panel from New York, in which he urged others to get themselves checked out.
He said: "I’ve just been given the okay. Guys, please, get down to the doctors and get tested – it’s a rotten disease… ‘Finger up the bum, no harm done'.
Rod was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2016 during a routine check-up, and has been in remission since July this year.