Rod Stewart's Doctors Worried His Cancer Had Spread, Penny Lancaster Says

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Things were not looking good for Rod Stewart after his prostate cancer was discovered two years ago.

Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster revealed recently on the British talk show, Loose Women, that doctors diagnosed her two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer husband with an "aggressive" form of cancer in 2017, and the disease seemed to be on the move.

"It came on really quickly," she said. "With Rod, it was an aggressive one. It left the gland and traveled 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 secondary in his body."

Those scans amounted to "the most frightening" of the entire ordeal, Lancaster noted.

Prostate cancer is considered one of the more treatable forms of cancer if it's detected early. After keeping his cancer battle private, Stewart announced in September at an prostate cancer awareness event that he was finally free of the disease.

"I'm in the clear now, simply because I caught it early," Stewart said at the benefit for the Prostate Project and European Tour Foundation. "Guys, you've got to really go to the doctor. If you're positive and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face. I mean, I've worked for two years and I've just been happy — and the good lord looked after me."

Stewart got the news that he was in remission in July.

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