Rod Stewart's Thyroid Cancer Journey: How The Singer Almost Lost His Voice To The Disease
May 16, 2018
Rod Stewart's cancer journey
Sir Roderick Stewart – one of the great British rock legends – seems tireless even now, at the age of 73. But the singer’s brilliant career could have ended in early aughts after an event that changed his life forever – a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Stewart went for a regular checkup and had the shock of his life – a CAT scan revealed a thyroid cancer. The singer had never thought the disease could affect him; he has played soccer for most of his life and leads an overall healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, the cancer was found early and removed soon after the diagnosis. But that was not the end of Sir Roderick's ordeal. Before the surgery, the singer was told that he might lose his voice. Yet, luckily for Stewart, he started to regain his voice as expected (about six months after the surgery), but his singing voice is an octave down now.