Rod Stewart opens up about his’scary’ cancer battle, saying he “couldn’t sing a note.”
SIR ROD STEWART appeared on ITV’s Loose Women on Tuesday, where he opened up about his experience with a “rare type” of cancer, admitting, “I did lose my voice.”
The legendary singer-songwriter joined the panel to discuss his new album, The Tears of Hercules, which was released earlier this year.
Presenters Charlene White, Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, and Sir Rod Lancaster’s wife, Penny Lancaster, spoke with the British songwriter about upcoming projects on the show.
ITV viewers were taken aback when the artist revealed his battle with thyroid cancer.
Sir Rod Stewart admitted his voice had “totally gone” after selling over 250 million albums worldwide.
Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones, according to the NHS website.
“I had a touch of thyroid cancer, but it was over and out in 10 minutes,” Rod told the hosts.
Fortunately, the cancer treatment was effective and quick.
“I don’t want to pretend I fought cancer for months on end,” he continued.
It was very simple to get rid of.”
While the rock star’s recovery from cancer was uneventful, the scare came after he admitted, “I did lose my voice.”
It had completely vanished.”
Brenda Edwards, who came fourth in the second series of The X Factor, was astounded by the singer’s perseverance on Loose Women.
“You’re going on a tour in 2022?” the host inquired.
“Amazing,” the ITV panelist exclaimed.
“Oh yeah, the voice is back now, as you can hear!” Sir Rod joked.
The panel burst out laughing at Rod’s comments.
The 73-year-old recalled his fears about his music career when he was diagnosed with cancer.
“It was actually 30 years ago,” he explained.
He continued, “It was terrifying because I couldn’t sing a note.”
The medical procedure, according to the father of eight, was not pleasant.
“You know, they chop right through your throat, all the muscles are torn apart, and they’ve all got memories, so they have to remember again,” he told ITV viewers.
Penny, Sir Rod’s wife, also joined the panel on Loose Women.
Penny is best known for her role in Channel 4’s 2019 series Famous and Fighting Crime.
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