Penny Lancaster breaks down in tears when talking about Rod Stewart's cancer battle

music news 11/10/2019

Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster has broken down into tears as she talks about his battle with prostate cancer.

The model appeared on a daytime TV show and she got emotional as she recounted the devastating moment in 2016 when the pair found out about Rod's diagnosis.

Luckily, after three years, Rod is now in remission.

"We were in London. He's very up on his health. He doesn't believe in retirement, he wants to keep going forever, so he's always getting screenings and tests." Penny said on the show.

"Rod had a few symptoms. It started moving quite quickly, the results, the numbers. They said we best do a rectal exam. It's the only way. A specialist has to do that. And they did find a lump. Then it was like, 'okay we can't ignore this'"

"We got the shock news it was cancer. We looked at the different ways of dealing with it."

Starting to cry, Penny said: "It was [quite aggressive]. It came on really quickly. With Rod it was an aggressive one."

"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 secondary in his body, which was the most frightening test of all. But it hadn't gone."

"It's emotional. We kept it quiet for two and a half years now. The positive news is we caught it early enough."