Rod Stewart explains that although being “in the clear now,” he had prostate cancer

Famed singer Rod Stewart claims that two years of treatment were possible due to early identification of prostate cancer.

Legendary guitarist Rod Stewart declared himself “clean” of prostate cancer following a diagnosis and two years of therapy.

Stewart, 74, reportedly learned he had prostate cancer in February 2016 during a routine test.

At a special Prostate Project event, the musician, who in 2016 got a knighthood for his services to music and charity, made the announcement alongside former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenny Jones.

Over the weekend, Stewart said to the 500 people in attendance at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, “Two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.”

“No one is aware of this, but I felt it was time I let everyone know,” he stated. “Because I caught it early, I’m now safe. I have numerous tests.”

The Grammy-winning musician is currently trying to raise awareness of prostate cancer and encourages men to take preventative measures, seek routine checkups, and learn more about their health condition and any potential early warning indications of the disease.

“Guys, you’ve definitely had to go to the doctor,” the well-known artist urged his 48-year-old wife Penny. “If you remain positive, persevere through it, and keep a smile on your face… Since I started working two years ago, the good Lord has provided for me.”

“Someone up there likes us, Rod,” Wood, a lung cancer survivor, said when Stewart concluded.

The singer has reportedly been cancer-free since July.