Jagger: Watts Beat Cancer

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer, according to Mick Jagger. "Charlie has had all his treatments and he's now been cleared and is free of any illness," the Stone

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has won a battle with throat cancer, according to Mick Jagger. "Charlie has had all his treatments and he's now been cleared and is free of any illness," the Stones singer told the United Kingdom's Daily Mirror for Saturday's editions.

Watts, 63, was diagnosed with cancer four months ago and recently finished a six-week chemotherapy treatment at a London hospital. The process has left Watts weak, and he will spend time recovering with his wife, Shirley, before going back to work, the paper reported.

The drummer has recently split his time between the Stones and his jazz band, Tentet. Jagger said he hoped to record new material and schedule a tour in the near future for the Stones.

"Keith Richards and I have been writing lots of songs for the new Rolling Stones album," Jagger said. "We haven't booked the tour yet and when we do we'll let you know, but there will definitely be another one."


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