CARL COURT/AFP/Getty ImagesFormer Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 79-year-old musician’s condition was revealed in a brief statement posted Tuesday morning on his official Facebook page.

The note adds that Wyman “is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages.”

Wyman joined the Rolling Stones in December 1962, replacing Dick Taylor, who went on to be lead guitarist of the U.K. band The Pretty Things. Wyman played on all of The Stones’ albums through 1989’s Steel Wheels, and announced his departure from the group in 1993.

Since leaving The Rolling Stones, Wyman’s main musical project has been The Rhythm Kings, a blues-rock group that mainly tours in the U.K. and Europe. Bill briefly reunited with the Stones to play at the band’s two late-2012 50th anniversary shows in London, but he chose not to join the group for any further performances.

Last June, Wyman released his first solo album in 33 years, Back to Basics.

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