Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman diagnosed with prostate cancer aged 79 08:47, 8 Mar 2016 Updated 10:03, 8 Mar 2016 By Tom Bryant , Katy Forrester The 79-year-old star attended Rupert Murdoch's wedding to Jerry Hall this month Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman has revealed he is battling cancer. The 79-year-old musician, a founding member of the band who left in 1993, was last seen in public as at Rupert Murdoch's wedding to former supermodel Jerry Hall at the weekend in London's Fleet Street. A rep for the star today said: "Bill Wyman, former member of The Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages." Getty Former Rolling Stone bass player Bill Wyman Mirrorpix Fans are already sending their well wishes to Bill, with one posting on Twitter: "Sad news that Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer." Sad news that Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer — Lucy Jones (@lucyninajones) March 8, 2016 The star was born William Perks in Lewisham, London and was a member of the Stones from 1962 until he quit in the early 90s. He went on to make music with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, and also toured with the group. FameFlynet Bill Wyman and wife Suzanne at the weekend Getty The pair at Rupert and Jerry's wedding Talking about leaving The Stones, he told The Telegraph in 2013: "When I said I wanted to leave they told me I was probably giving up £20 million for the next two years. But I had three great houses and some nice cars." Asked if he felt he had enough, he responded: "Yes, and I got married again and worked on books, and started a band to subsidise my living expenses. "And I don't regret it because I've never been happier. I’m sure I’m happier than they are in their lives, I really do." The star has been married three times Bill has been married twice to before to Diane Cory, with whom he has a son, and Mandy Smith. He met his third wife, Californian model Suzanne Accosta, in Paris in 1979. They tied the knot in 1993. The musician, who has three daughters with Suzanne, was known as a ladies' man back in the day but insists he has always treated women with respect. Bill once said: "Before I joined the Stones, a workmate gave me a piece of advice. Getty Bill Wyman in September 2014 The 79-year-old star attended Rupert Murdoch's wedding to Jerry Hall this month "Always treat a woman like a lady, and I always did that, even when I broke up with one. "There are some who I still write to, a friend in Australia who I used to go out with in '63, '64. She has grandchildren now. "And I'm still in touch with a girl I used to go out with in '64, '65. I never treated them like s*** and threw their clothes out."